Safeguarding Children:

Serious Case Reviews

Serious Case Reviews (SCRs)

Under Working Together 2015, all LSCBs are required to undertake a Serious Case Review in specified circumstances, namely where 

(a) abuse or neglect of a child is known or suspected; and

(b) either (i) the child has died, or
(ii) the child has been seriously harmed and there is cause for concern as to the way in which the authority, their Board partners or
other relevant persons have worked together to safeguard the child.

All Serious Case Reviews undertaken in Blackpool are published to this website and reviews remain on the website for 12 months from the date of publication. Older reviews are available on request.

BSCB's recently published SCRs:

Child BY Report (19/10/2018)

Child BY practitioner briefing

Child BZ Report (19/10/2018)

Child BZ practitioner briefing

Child CB Report (09/11/2018)

Child CB practitioner briefing

** In one of the recent published SCRs there was a theme around suicide and the difficulties of having conversations with those at risk. Please see the following link for an e-learning resource 'We need to talk about suicide'

Multi Agency Learning Panels

For cases that fall below the SCR threshold, but where there is likely to be useful learning about multi-agency practice, BSCB holds multi-agency learning panels to discuss with practitioners what went well in their management of the case and where future practice could be changed. Reports are not published, but learning is shared through practitioner briefings.

Child MD practitioner briefing (December 2018)

Child ME practitioner briefing (December 2018) 

Child MF practitioner briefing (January 2019)