The Department for Education (DfE) has published findings from an analysis of serious case reviews (SCRs) in England between April 2017 and September 20191, undertaken by the Universities of East Anglia and Birmingham. This is the final review in a series of government-commissioned biennial and triennial reviews of serious case reviews.
Our briefing summarises findings and key themes from the report around:
ReferencesDickens, J et al (2022) Learning for the future: final analysis of serious case reviews, 2017 to 2019 (PDF) London: Department for Education (DfE)
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.
Summary of DfE's report covering the history and learning from the periodic overview reviews of SCRs 1998-2019.
Annual overview of learning for practice based on analysis of serious incidents in England in 2021.
Read our series of thematic briefings highlighting the learning from case reviews. Each briefing focuses on a different topic, pulling together key risk factors and practice recommendations.