Serious case reviews

The decision whether to undertake a serious case review rests with the NSCB Independent Chair. The circumstances when a review should be undertaken are set out in full within Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 and include where abuse of a child is known or suspected and either the child has died, or the child has been seriously harmed and there is cause for concern about the way agencies have worked together. 

If a decision is made to undertake a serious case review an independent person is appointed to lead the review and the resulting report is ordinarily made available on the NSCB website for at least 12 months. 

Serious Case Reviews