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Summary of Risk, response and review: multi-agency safeguarding

CASPAR briefing

Publication date October 2023

A thematic analysis of multi-agency safeguarding in Wales, commissioned by the National Independent Safeguarding Board (NISB) and produced by researchers from Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Liverpool, was published in October 2023.1

The report shares key messages and learning derived from Child Practice Reviews (CPRs) in Wales between 2013 and 2021.

Our briefing summarises findings from this report, including:

  • trends in child and family characteristics within CPRs
  • analysis of multi-agency responses within CPRs
  • recommendations for practitioners and managers, authorities and boards, and national policy makers.



McManus, M.A, Ball, E. and Almond, L. (2023) Risk, response and review: multi-agency safeguarding (PDF). [Cardiff]: National Independent Safeguarding Board.
Summary of Risk, response and review: multi-agency safeguarding: CASPAR briefing
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