Case Reviews

As part of the Learning and Improvement Framework the DSCB carries out different types of Case Reviews.

Serious Case Reviews are carried out when a child or young person dies or is seriously injured, and abuse or neglect are known or suspected to be factors in the death.

Multi-agency or single-agency Learning Reviews may be carried out when a child or young person is seriously injured, and abuse or neglect are known or suspected to be factors alongside concerns that there are opportunities to improve practice locally.

All reviews are carried out so that improvements can be identified and action taken to improve how agencies work with each other more effectively to keep children, young people and their families safe.

The DSCB reports each year on the progress that has been made following case reviews and the ways in which outcomes for children and young people have been improved.  DSCB Annual Reports can be accessed here.

The DSCB have co-ordinated a multi-agency learning review to look at recent multi-agency practice where allegations had been made that a family member had abused a children within the family. A briefing paper Intra-Familial Child Sexual Abuse - what you need to know has been published highlighting what was learnt and how agencies and practitioners can make a difference. 

A multi-agency audit has also taken place to look at children and young people who have had a child protection plan because of neglect. To find out more about the learning and how we can all make a difference to address neglect see Neglect in Derby - what you need to know.