Serious Case Reviews

Serious Case Reviews

Chapter 8 of Working Together to Safeguard Children 2010 defines the circumstances in which a Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB), under regulation 5 of the Local Safeguarding Children Boards Regulations 2006, is required to undertake a review of serious cases.   Where possible lessons should be acted upon quickly without necessarily waiting for the Serious Case Review to be completed.

Newcastle Serious Case Review Guidance PDF doc



Procedure Flowcharts

  1. Referral to Children's Social Care
  2. Action following assessment
  3. Urgent action to safeguard children
  4. What happens after the strategy discussion?
  5. What happens after the child protection conference, including the review process?