This report analyses 268 serious case reviews in England, relating to incidents which occurred between 1 April 2007 and 31 March 2009.
Building on the learning from serious case reviews: a 2-year analysis of child protection database notifications 2007 to 2009
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Building on the learning from serious case reviews: a two-year analysis of child protection database notifications 2007 to 2009 - brief
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Serious case reviews (SCRs) are local enquiries into the death or serious injury of a child where abuse or neglect are known or suspected. They are carried out under the auspices of Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) so that lessons can be learnt locally.
Every 2 years an overview analysis of these reviews throughout England has been commissioned to draw out themes and trends so that lessons learnt from these cases can inform both policy and practice. This is the fifth such biennial analysis of serious case reviews, and relates to incidents which occurred during the period April 2007 to March 2009
This report aims to collate and describe data from the child protection database reports on all notifications which progressed to a SCR during this 2-year period, adapting the coding framework used in the third and fourth biennial analyses.
It also compares those notifications (of serious injuries or harm) which do and do not become a serious case review and analyses the data to produce descriptive statistics and findings in relation to initial themes and trends emerging from the database reports.
Published: 22 April 2013
From: Department for Education