Torbay Safeguarding Children Partnership

Local Safeguarding Children Partnerships are required to undertake a Child Safeguarding Practice Review when a child has died or been seriously harmed as a result of abuse or neglect and where there is cause for concern about the way agencies have worked together to safeguard children.

The purpose of a review is to:

  • Establish whether there are lessons to be learned from the case about the way in which local professionals and organisations work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children;
  • Identify clearly what those lessons are, how they will be acted upon, and what is expected to change as a result; and
  • As a consequence, to improve inter-agency working and better safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

You can browse individual case reviews or look at the findings from previous reports by visiting the NSPCC website.

 

Rapid Review Referral Process

Safeguarding partners must undertake a rapid review for serious child safeguarding cases as stated in Section 16C(1) of the Children Act 2004 (as amended by the Children and Social Work Act 2017) as set out in Working Together 2018.

The purpose of a rapid review is to:

  • gather the facts about the case, as far as they can be readily established at the time
  • discuss whether there is any immediate action needed to ensure children’s safety and share any learning appropriately
  • consider the potential for identifying improvements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children
  • decide what steps they should take next.

All agencies who have been involved with the subject child or family will be required to contribute to the rapid review. An initial scoping of agencies’ intervention will, therefore, need to be completed and other relevant information will need to be rapidly gathered.

The criteria for referring cases to the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel can be found in Working Together 2018; Chapter 4, sections 10 and 11 

After reviewing the guidance and a discussion with your manager, if you feel that threshold is met to make a rapid review referral as outlined in Working Together 2018 please email tscp@torbay.gov.uk to request a referral form.

 

Learning from National Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews

National Child Safeguarding Practice Review Webinars are available via their YouTube channel

Downloadable summaries of cases published to the NSPCC repository are listed below. For thematic briefings please follow this link

Summary of CSPR's from NSPCC Repository October 2021

Ten cases were published to the NSPCC Repository reaturing a number of issues including adolescent parents, child sexual abuse and Fabricated or induced illness (FII)

Summary of CSPR's from NSPCC Repository September 2021

In September 2021 nine case reviews were published to the NSPCC Repository featuring a number of issues including sudden infant death and suicide. The attached document provides a summary of each review and a link to the full report

Summary of CSPR's from NSPCC Repository August 2021

Eight case reviews were published in August 2021 to the NSPCC repository featuring a number of issues including child sexual exploitation, young offenders and suicide.

Summary of CSPR's from NSPCC Repository July 2021

Eight case reviews were published in July 2021 to the NSPCC repository featuring a number of issues including teenage parents, sudden infant death, special guardianship orders, filicide, parent-professional relationships, and medical assessments.

Summary of CSPR's from NSPCC Repository June 2021

Eight case reviews were published in June 2021 to the NSPCC repository featuring a number of issues including alcohol misuse, professional curiosity, siblings, child abuse identification, trauma-informed practice and placements.

Summary of CSPR's from NSPCC Repository May 2021

Eight case reviews were published in May 2021 to the NSPCC repository featuring a number of issues including neglect, children with disabilities, non-recent child sexual abuse, infanticide, and non-accidental head injuries

Summary of CSPR's from NSPCC Repository April 2021

Eight case review were published in April 2021 to the NSPCC repository featuring a number of issues including Fabricated or induced illness (FII), child criminal exploitation, child sexual abuse, medical care and parents with a mental health problem

Summary of CSPR's from NSPCC Repository March 2021

Six case reviews were published in March 2021 to the NSPCC Repository featuring a number of issues including infant deaths, shaking, runaway adolescents, and interagency cooperation.

Summary of CSPR's from NSPCC Repository February 2021

Six case reviews were published in February 2021 to the NSPCC Repository featuring a number of issues including child criminal exploitation, drug misuse, physical abuse, special guardianship, and murder

Summary of CSPR's from NSPCC Repository January 2021

A summary of cases published to the NSPCC repository

COVID 19 Practice Briefing January 2021

This relates to a thematic analysis of Rapid Reviews reported to Panel during the initial Covid-19 outbreak

Summary of Serious Case Reviews from NSPCC Repository December 2020

Six cases were published in December 2020 to the NSPCC Repository featuring a number of issues including domestic abuse, mother-child relationship, adverse childhood experiences and sleeping behaviour

Summary of Serious Case Reviews from NSPCC Repository November 2020

Seven case reviews were published in November 2020 to the NSPCC repository featuring a number of issues including adolescent neglect, alcohol misuse, infants, physical abuse and suicide.

Summary of Serious Case Reviews from the NSPCC Repository October 2020

Includes non-attendance, child sexual abuse and kinship foster care

Summary of Serious Case Reviews from NSPCC Repository September 2020

A summary of cases published to the NSPCC repository


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