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National and Local Safeguarding Reviews

Surrey Safeguarding Practice Review

The overall purpose of a Child Safeguarding Practice Review (CSPR) is for agencies and individuals to learn lessons, to improve the way in which they work, both individually and collectively and to explore how practice can be improved more generally through changes to the system as a whole in order to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Reviews should seek to prevent or reduce the risk of recurrence of similar incidents. They are not conducted to hold individuals, organisations or agencies to account, as there are other processes for that purpose, including through employment law and disciplinary procedures, professional regulation and, in exceptional cases, criminal proceedings.

ThisSurrey Safeguarding Practice Review Guidance should be read by local safeguarding partners, and all agencies involved in the new Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements, that replaced Local Safeguarding Children Boards. The guidance is particularly aimed at those involved in undertaking or contributing to Local Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews, such as Independent Lead Reviewers, Review Team members, and those responsible for quality assuring and embedding the learning from the review process.

This guidance provides Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements across Surrey with a framework for the commissioning and dissemination of learning from Local Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews. It should be read alongside the relevant statutory guidance set out in Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018) and the Working Together: transitional guidance (2018) 

The framework and guidance have been endorsed by The Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership; and this guidance will be reviewed and updated to reflect relevant changes such as national guidance and emerging good practice.

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