Following the death or significant harm of a child in Scotland the local child protection committee (CPC) will be notified, and an initial case review (ICR) carried out. If the case raises serious concerns about professional or service involvement the CPC may decide to proceed to a significant case review (SCR).
The Care Inspectorate have published their third overview report1 with findings from:
Our briefing summarises:
ReferencesCare Inspectorate (2021) Triennial review of initial case reviews and significant case reviews (2018-2021): impact on practice (PDF) Dundee: Care Inspectorate.
Summaries for key reports, statutory and non-statutory guidance, and legislation.
Learn how the child protection system works in Scotland. Featuring key legislation and guidance for anyone who works with children and families.
Find out more about case reviews, find a case review in the National Repository or read our series of thematic briefings highlighting the learning around particular topics.
Key messages from the DfE's analysis of serious case reviews (SCRs) conducted in England.