Case reviews published since 2017 highlight that practitioners don't always have the right training to recognise and respond to child protection concerns or know what to do if they do have concerns.
Organisations might not also have appropriate safeguarding and child protection procedures in place.
Learning from these case reviews emphasises that:
Published: November 2021
Our series of thematic briefings highlight the learning from case reviews conducted when a child dies, or is seriously harmed, as a result of abuse or neglect. Each briefing focuses on a different topic or learning for specific sectors, pulling together key risk factors and practice recommendations.
We work with local safeguarding partners to ensure that learning from case reviews can be accessed and shared at a local, regional and national level.
Find out how you can apply the lessons from case reviews and improve your practice to help protect children and young people.
Browse through our list of child safeguarding practice reviews, serious case reviews, significant case reviews and child practice reviews which were added to the National case review repository between 2017 and 2023.
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