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Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel annual report 2020: CASPAR briefing

Publication date May 2021

The Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel is independent of the government and oversees the commissioning of reviews of serious child protection cases in England.

The Panel’s second annual report shares key messages and learning from serious incidents reported to the Panel, rapid reviews, local child safeguarding practice reviews and case reviews from 2020.1

Our briefing summarises this report covering:

  • data about the children involved in incidents reported to the Panel
  • the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on child protection
  • key practice themes from rapid reviews and case reviews
  • the Panel’s work programme for 2021-22.


Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel (2021) Annual report 2020: patterns in practice, key messages and 2021 work programme (PDF). London: Department for Education.
A summary of the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel: annual report 2020
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CASPAR briefings

Our CASPAR briefings help people working or volunteering with children and young people understand changes to safeguarding and child protection policy and guidance. They also summarise key research and reports from independent bodies such as Ofsted or the Care Inspectorate.

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Read our CASPAR briefings for other Child Safeguarding Review Panel annual reports:

> Summary of 2019 annual report

> Summary of 2021 annual report

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