The Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel is an independent body set up to identify, commission and oversee reviews of serious child safeguarding cases in England. It brings together experts from social care, policing and health to provide a multi-agency view on cases which raise issues that are complex, or of national importance.
This review1 looks at the circumstances of babies under one-year-old who have been harmed or killed by their fathers or other males in a caring role, and makes recommendations on ways to address the issue.
This CASPAR briefing outlines key findings from the review around:
ReferencesChild Safeguarding Practice Review Panel (2021) The myth of invisible men: safeguarding children under 1 from non-accidental injury caused by male carers (PDF). London: Department for Education
Summaries for key reports, statutory and non-statutory guidance, and legislation.
Learning from a sample of case reviews published since 2020 that highlight the issue of professionals not identifying or assessing key men involved in the care of children who died or suffered harm.
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.
Work with children and families? Our information looks at risk and vulnerability factors that help identify whether children or families require extra support to help keep children safe.