SCR management

Serious Case Review Quality MarkersĀ 

Quality statement

The Serious Case Review (SCR) is effectively managed. It runs smoothly, is concluded in a timely manner and within budget.


Undertaking an SCR is complex and requires rigorous management skills, good organisation and coordination to avoid wasting time and money.

How might you know if you are meeting this quality marker?

  1. Is there a clear plan with allocated roles and responsibilities for the transmission of information?
  2. Is sufficient administrative support provided to the SCR?
  3. Is the SCR progressing smoothly and in line with anticipated timeframes?
  4. Are mechanisms in place to inform the LSCB of any delays and reasons for them?
  5. Are any matters arising that could have been reasonably anticipated and addressed prior to the review starting?
  6. Is there enough slack in the plan to allow for legitimate delays?
  7. Does the lead reviewer have sufficient capacity to do the review to a high standard?

Knowledge base

Link to statutory guidance & inspection criteria

Tackling some common obstacles