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Practice issues from Serious Case Reviews – learning into practice

National themes from Serious Case Reviews can help to guide local improvement activities. As part of the Learning into Practice Project, a partnership between NSPCC and SCIE, we analysed learning about inter-professional communication and decision making from  recent Serious Case Reviews. We have produced an overview map of the results of the analysis.

We have used this analysis to produce a series of briefings. These are intended to support managers, senior managers and practitioners to consider whether similar issues may be occurring for them locally, and how they might tackle them. Each briefing contains a set of self-assessment questions to support this process.

The briefings are based on an analysis of 38 Serious Case Reviews (SCRs) published between May 2015 and April 2016, with added information gathered from multi-agency ‘summits’ attended by nearly 200 practitioners and managers from across children’s social care, health, education, police, probation and LSCBs.

Overview map: Inter-professional communication and decision making – practice issues identified in 38 serious case reviews