Voluntary agencies: learning from case reviews

Topics: Case reviews Voluntary and community sector

Summary of risk factors and learning for improved practice with voluntary agencies

Serious case reviews tend to fall into two categories: cases where a family's problems are known to local services and where a number of different agencies are involved in supporting the parents and/or children; and cases where local services are not aware of any particular problems. Cases that involve the voluntary sector almost always fall into the first category: highly complex cases, often with long-standing problems where multiple agencies are providing services to the family.

Most of the findings from our series of briefings on "learning from case reviews" are relevant to practitioners in voluntary agencies. This briefing focuses on learning that specifically relates to the voluntary sector.

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Published: July 2014