Learning From Reviews
In accordance with Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018), Local Authorities are required to notify the National Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel within five working days of an incident where they know or suspect that a child has been abused or neglected and the child has died or been seriously harmed.
When the serious incident becomes known to the Safeguarding Partners, they must consider whether the case meets the criteria for a local review. Meeting the criteria does not mean that safeguarding partners must automatically carry out a Local Child Safeguarding Practice Review. It is for them to determine whether a review is appropriate, taking into account that the overall purpose of a review is to identify improvements to practice. The safeguarding partners therefore should promptly undertake a Rapid Review of the case.