Torbay Safeguarding Children Partnership

Local Safeguarding Children Partnerships are required to undertake a Child Safeguarding Practice Review when a child has died or been seriously harmed as a result of abuse or neglect and where there is cause for concern about the way agencies have worked together to safeguard children.

The purpose of a review is to:

  • Establish whether there are lessons to be learned from the case about the way in which local professionals and organisations work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children;
  • Identify clearly what those lessons are, how they will be acted upon, and what is expected to change as a result; and
  • As a consequence, to improve inter-agency working and better safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

You can browse individual case reviews or look at the findings from previous reports by visiting the NSPCC website.

 

Rapid Review Referral Process

Safeguarding partners must undertake a rapid review for serious child safeguarding cases as stated in Section 16C(1) of the Children Act 2004 (as amended by the Children and Social Work Act 2017) as set out in Working Together 2018.

The purpose of a rapid review is to:

  • gather the facts about the case, as far as they can be readily established at the time
  • discuss whether there is any immediate action needed to ensure children’s safety and share any learning appropriately
  • consider the potential for identifying improvements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children
  • decide what steps they should take next.

All agencies who have been involved with the subject child or family will be required to contribute to the rapid review. An initial scoping of agencies’ intervention will, therefore, need to be completed and other relevant information will need to be rapidly gathered.

The criteria for referring cases to the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel can be found in Working Together 2018; Chapter 4, sections 10 and 11 

After reviewing the guidance and a discussion with your manager, if you feel that threshold is met to make a rapid review referral as outlined in Working Together 2018 please email tscp@torbay.gov.uk to request a referral form.

Please do not submit any chronologies to the TSCP until requested to do so as part of the rapid review process.

 

Learning from National Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews

National Child Safeguarding Practice Review Webinars are available via their YouTube channel

The documents below provide a summary of each review published to the NSPCC Repository and a link to the full report.

The NSPCC also publish learning from case review thematic briefings and can be found via this link

Summary of CSPR's from NSPCC Repository February 2024

In February 2024 six case reviews were published to the NSPCC Repository featuring a number of issues including neurodiversity, sudden infant death, disguised compliance and suicide

Summary of CSPR's from NSPCC Repository January 2024

Six case reviews were published to the NSPCC Repository in January featuring a number of issues including non-accidental injuries, criminal exploitation, child neglect, and domestic abuse

Summary of CSPR's from NSPCC Repository December 2023

In December 2023 six case reviews were published to the NSPCC Repository featuring a number of issues including neglect, suicide, and parental mental ill health

Summary of CSPR's from NSPCC Repository November 2023

In November 2023 six case reviews were published to the NSPCC Repository featuring a number of issues including violence, neglect, and suicide

Summary of CSPR's from NSPCC Repository October 2023

In October 2023 six case reviews were published to the NSPCC Repository featuring a number of issues including infant deaths, co-sleeping and youth violence

Summary of CSPR's from NSPCC Repository September 2023

In September 2023 six case reviews were published to the NSPCC Repository featuring a number of issues including infant deaths, youth violence, and domestic abuse

Summary of CSPR's from NSPCC Repository August 2023

In August 2023 six case reviews were published to the NSPCC Repository featuring a number of issues including serious youth violence, suicide, and child sexual abuse

Summary of CSPR's from NSPCC Repository July 2023

In July 2023 six case reviews were published to the NSPCC Repository featuring a number of issues including child sexual abuse, serious injuries, and harmful sexual behaviour

Summary of CSPR's from NSPCC Repository June 2023

In June 2023, six case reviews were published to the NSPCC Repository featuring a number of issues including criminal exploitation, harmful sexual behaviour, and suicide.

Summary of CSPR's from NSPCC Repository May 2023

In May 2023 six case reviews were published to the NSPCC Repository featuring a number of issues including parents with a mental health problem, and non-accidental injuries

Summary of CSPR's from NSPCC Repository April 2023

In April 2023 six case reviews were published to the NSPCC Repository featuring a number of issues including violent crime, serious injuries, and unsafe sleeping

Summary of CSPR's from NSPCC Repository March 2023

In March 2023 eight case reviews were published to the NSPCC Repository featuring a number of issues including sudden unexpected death in infancy, filicide, and asthma management

National Review of Non-Accidental Injury in under 1s

National review carried out by The Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel and published in September 2021


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