Serious Case Review Quality Markers

Supporting dialogue about the principles of good practice in case reviews and how to achieve them

Achieving a good quality Serious Case Review process and report is challenging. As part of the Learning into Practice Project we developed a set of Quality Markers to support commissioners and reviewers to commission and conduct high quality reviews.

Covering the whole process, the 18 Quality Markers provide a consistent and robust approach to SCRs. They are based on established principles of effective reviews as well as SCR practice expertise, and ethical considerations.

The SCR Quality Markers were produced as part of the Learning into Practice Project, a one-year DfE-funded project conducted by NSPCC and SCIE between April 2015 and March 2016.