Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel annual report 2020: CASPAR briefing

Publication date 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.
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