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Keeping Children Safe in Cheshire East

Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews

Occasionally a child dies or is seriously harmed and there are questions about how services supporting or protecting that child went about their business.

The Cheshire East Safeguarding Children’s Partnership has made arrangements to identify and review serious child safeguarding cases which, in their view, raise issues of importance in relation to their area. They must commission and oversee the review of those cases, where they consider it appropriate for a review to be undertaken. At a national level the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel is responsible for identifying and overseeing the review of serious child safeguarding cases which, in its view, raise issues that are complex or of national importance.

Below are the reports of serious case reviews undertaken by Cheshire East Safeguarding Children Board in the previous 12 month period.

Child A – February 2019 (PDF, 390KB) 

Cheshire East Safeguarding Children’s Partnership has produced an information leaflet for parents and carers: Serious Case Review information leaflet for parents and carers (MS Word, 183KB) 

The process is outlined in this flowchart (PDF, 146KB) and agencies are asked to complete this referral form (MS Word, 168KB). 

Reflective Review

Under the previous LSCB arrangements a reflective review was conducted and this link takes you to a 7 minute guide (PDF, 448KB) that shares the learning from a Child Criminal Exploitation Reflective Review.

The NSPCC publishes a national repository of serious case reviews that have taken place.



Keeping Children Safe in Cheshire East