A summary of the Care Inspectorate’s triennial review of initial case reviews and significant case reviews in Scotland: CASPAR briefing

Publication date 2021

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:

  • analysis of ICRs, SCRs and thematic learning reviews submitted between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2021
  • surveys and focus groups with members of CPCs about the review process
  • case studies demonstrating the impact ICRs and SCRs can have on practice.

Our briefing summarises:

  • common themes and concerns
  • how the pandemic affected the review process
  • the impact of reviews on safeguarding practice.
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