Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews

Serious Case Reviews (Working Together, 2015)

Serious Case Reviews (SCR) were established to ensure that lessons are learned from the cases of children and young people that will protect and keep children safe in the future.  They were conducted by Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB).

Serious Case Reviews bring together the records of all agencies that have had involvement with the child or family. An overview report is produced which provides a complete picture of events. This report contains analysis of contact with the child and family and decision making, it draws conclusions and makes recommendations.

For details of Worcestershire Serious Case, view the SCR Library.

Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews (Working Together, 2018)

Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Partnership must make arrangements to identify and review serious child safeguarding cases, which, in their view, raise issues of importance in relation to their area.  When a serious incident becomes known to the safeguarding partners, they must consider whether the case meets the criteria for a local review.  On receipt of a referral a Rapid Review must be undertaken and the National Panel and referrer informed of their decision.

To refer a case to WSCP please complete the form below and send to

Referral Form WSCP


SCR Information and Documents

A Synopsis of the NSPCC Neglect and Serious Case Reviews Report

SCR Leaflet for Professionals

SCR Leaflet for Parents and Carers