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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Serious Case Reviews

Regulation 5 of LSCB Regulations 2006 includes the requirement for LSCBs to undertake reviews of serious cases, in accordance with the procedures contained in 'Working Together to Safeguard Children' 2015.

Serious Case Reviews (SCRs) are carried out when abuse or neglect are known or suspected factors when a child has died, or when a child has been seriously harmed and there is cause for concern as to the way in which the authority, their Board partners or other relevant persons have worked together to safeguard the child.

The review should establish what improvements can be made to the way in which professionals and agencies work together to safeguard children and identify how these will be acted upon.

We will disseminate the lessons learned from reviews effectively and implement the recommendations in a timely manner so that the changes required result, wherever possible, in children being protected from suffering or being likely to suffer harm in the future.

Serious case reviews are not inquiries into how a child died or who is responsible. That is a matter for Coroners and Criminal Courts respectively, to determine as appropriate.

Reports produced from SLSCB Serious Case Reviews are only available for download from this page if they are current.


Current Serious Case Reviews

Please note to protect the child, the names or abbreviations shown below or in the reports are not the real names of the children referred to.

There are no recent reports that require publication. 


Media enquiries

In the first instance please contact the Media Manager on 01642 526162.