Case Reviews

Hounslow Safeguarding Children Board continues to recognise the importance of learning lessons from cases where failures in partnership working have resulted in adverse outcomes for a child. Therefore work has continued on the development of a model for learning from cases or significant events in cases which do not meet the threshold for conducting a serious case review. The approach used involves practitioners and managers identifying the areas for improvement in a facilitated workshop. Such an approach enables a more systemic appraisal of the issues and creates a three tiered learning process where lessons are learnt on:

  • an individual basis by the participants in the partnership case review
  • a local basis where the services involved are generally grouped together around specific localities
  • a strategic basis when the identified lessons are reviewed by the Serious Case Review sub-group with a view to extrapolating whether they can/should be applied to broader safeguarding processes

HSCB Case Review Referral Guidance

HSCB Case Review Notification Flow Chart 2015

HSCB Case Review Referral Form