The Department for Education (DfE) has published a final overview report1 by researchers from the Universities of East Anglia and Birmingham, of the nine government-commissioned periodic overviews of serious case reviews (SCRs) in England. The periodic overviews were published from 1998 until 2019, when SCRs were replaced by a new system of local child safeguarding practice reviews (LCSPRs).
This CASPAR briefing gives a summary of:
ReferencesDickens, J et al (2022) Serious case reviews 1998 to 2019: continuities, changes and challenges (PDF) London: Department for Education (DfE)
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Annual overview of learning for practice based on analysis of serious incidents in England in 2021.
An overview of key messages from the DfE's analysis of serious case reviews (SCRs) in England between April 2017 and September 2019.
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