Serious Case Reviews: Methodologies and Participation

Pre-requisites: Participants must have completed

  • ‘Working Together to Safeguarding Children’ Induction Training or have completed an approved alternative course.
  • Foundation Modules 1 and 2

Target Group: This interactive workshop is aimed at senior level safeguarding practitioners and managers in voluntary, independent and statutory agencies who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents/carers. The training is also for those who have responsibility for supporting, developing staff and disseminate learning and will offer the opportunity to consider the role of individuals and agencies in contributing to the Serious Case Review process.

Course Aim: To understand the process of undertaking a Serious Case Review and to provide participants with the opportunity to explore and compare the different methodologies and approaches to Serious Case and Partnership Reviews.

  • Independent Management Reviews (IMR)
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Significant Incident Learning Process (SILP)
  • The SCIE model

Expectations of contributors to SCR’s will be considered, including how SMART recommendations are developed and how practitioners contribute to driving through changes in response to reviews. The workshop will introduce and give the opportunity for exploration of recommendations from local and national investigations and consider the implications for local practice.

Learning Outcomes: By the end of the course participants will

  • Have knowledge of the SCR process and an understanding of the various methodologies employed including the advantages and challenges for each method.
  • Know what Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 says about SCR’s.
  • Have an appreciation of the expectations and their role if they are invited to contribute to SCR’s
  • Understand the importance of learning from and responding to recommendations from SCR’s and disseminating this to colleagues.

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