Case Reviews

Local child safeguarding practice reviews will be commissioned by the Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership following the completion of rapid reviews of Serious Child Safeguarding Incidents in accordance with national guidance.

As part of the Learning and Improvement Framework the DDSCP carries out different types of Case Reviews. The decision about the type of review will depend on the circumstances of the individual case. This will be based upon the best approach to understanding what happened and identify the learning to improve local arrangements.

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 Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership annual report will include a summary of the progress that has been made following case reviews and the ways in which outcomes for children and young people have been improved.  

The two Local Safeguarding Children Boards in Derby and Derbyshire will complete any serious case reviews they started in their area before 29 September 2019 and adhere to the statutory transitional arrangements and timescales.