Following a serious safeguarding incident, local safeguarding partners are required to submit a rapid review to the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel. The panel is responsible for identifying and overseeing the review of serious child safeguarding cases in England. If a case raises issues that are complex or of national importance, the decision may be made to commission an in-depth Local Child Safeguarding Practice Review (LCSPR).
The University of East Anglia and the University of Birmingham, reviewed all 33 completed LCSPRs received between 1 October 2019 and 31 December 2020 and a sample of around a quarter (135) of the rapid reviews completed in January to December 2020.1
Our briefing summarises findings from this review, including:
ReferencesDickens, J. et al (2021) Annual review of LCSPRs and rapid reviews (PDF). London: Department for Education.
Provides an overview of the key messages and learning from the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel’s annual report for 2020.
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.
Summarises key messages from the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel's first annual review about serious safeguarding incidents in England.