Case review

Serious Case Reviews (SCR) are published for at least 12 months after completion. Historic SCR are available on request, where appropriate.

SCR are a statutory process and governed by Chapter 4 of Icon for pdf Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 [1.57MB]. They are for agencies and individuals to learn lessons and to improve the way they work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

A SCR happens when a child dies and abuse or neglect is known or suspected to be a factor in the death. This is irrespective of whether the local authority children's social care is, or has been, involved with the child or their family. 

We may carry out a SCR in other situations where a child has been harmed to learn from the way agencies have worked together.

Refer a case for review

Any agency or professional body, elected members, MPs or a coroner may refer a case to the board for a Serious Case Review. Complete the form if you have concerns about the way that agencies have worked together to safeguard and promote the welfare of a child.

Refer a case

Gateshead LSCB also runs a multi-agency training session on local and national lessons from SCRs. For more information, and to book a place, please visit LSCB training.

Contact us

Gateshead Local Safeguarding Children Board
First Floor
Civic Centre

0191 433 8010

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