Case reviews and audits in Scotland

Expert support on conducting significant case reviews, learning reviews and audits to improve child and adult protection practice.

SCIE helps organisations who make up the multi-agency child and/or adult protection worlds to review and learn from incidents in a way that supports deep-rooted learning and improvement.

We provide support with significant case reviews and more routine audits and learning reviews across children’s and adults’ services.

SCIE’s reviewing experts:

  • broker access to accredited lead reviewers in Scotland and the rest of the UK
  • develop local capacity to review child/adult protection cases and practice through training and mentoring
  • train leaders and managers on using a systems approach for effective learning and improvement.
  • Advise commissioners when scoping a review as to what kind of process would be most proportionate to their needs.

The (Learning Together) model is very inclusive and collaborative with people at all levels having opportunities all the way through to critically reflect on systems and how these could be better/different through a learning process.

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Organisations that SCIE supports

We work with organisations in the UK and overseas that have a legal responsibility to protect and safeguard children and adults at risk of abuse or neglect including:

SCIE can help your organisation and partners to learn together and improve safeguarding practice.

SCIE’s Learning Together model

SCIE’s Learning Together model is one of the most developed and tested systems-approach models available. This collaborative methodology aims to gain a deeper understanding of current local practice and cultivate an open, learning culture. Each review is bespoke, designed to fit your needs, the case(s) and circumstances.
Our in-house experts and associates conduct audits and case reviews on a consultancy basis, supported by methodological supervision from SCIE.

More on Learning Together

Become an accredited reviewer

SCIE runs a support programme for lead reviewers accredited in the Learning Together systems model. We welcome both salaried professionals as well as independent consultants.

There are two routes to accreditation:

Accredited lead reviewers who work within local agencies benefit from:

Safeguarding reviews and audits - clients

Over 100 organisations have commissioned SCIE and our associates to carry out safeguarding reviews and training. We have an international reputation.

List of SCIE clients:

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