Lessons from Serious Case Reviews (SCRs)

Prevention of child death or injury through abuse or neglect is uppermost in the minds of practitioners and managers working with children and families. The Lessons from Serious Case Reviews course will help your staff quickly recognise those cases that research tells us may present a higher risk of such an outcome.


  • Understand Governance of Local Safeguarding Boards (LSBs) and need for Serious Case Reviews (SCRs)
  • Alerts and informs safer practice
  • Early identification of potential ‘critical’ cases
  • Encourage clear communication between professionals
  • Encourage healthy self assessment of thresholds and intervention levels
  • Encourage effectiveness of joint working
  • A creative process for exploration
  • Explore systems methodology learning model as recommended by Professor Munro