Publication of MSCB Serious Case Reviews

Learning Lessons from Serious Case Reviews
The Manchester Safeguarding Children Board (MSCB) partners are clear about their responsibilities to learn from experience and improve their services as a result.

Findings from Serious Case Reviews (SCRs) are an essential part of this process and provide us with an opportunity to reflect and learn.

On the 15th May 2018 the MSCB published three SCRS in relation to:

These reports can be viewed on our Serious Case Reviews resource, where practitioners will also find learning packs in relation to each case.

The learning and good practice that emerges from SCRs and other reviews is shared at a national and local level to maximise the opportunities for learning. Themes emerging here in Manchester are reflected across the country and vice versa.

We are working to support our partner agencies to improve some of the less tangible social issues which recur throughout reviews, for example disguised compliance, hard to engage families and understanding family background and culture – all whilst ensuring whole family needs are considered and the voice of the child remains paramount.

The MSCB  is working with a range of partners to promote the prevention of abusive head trauma in babies and to highlight the need for obesity to be recognised as neglect and necessary challenge and support given to children young people and their families.

Julia Stephens-Row, Independent Chair of Manchester Safeguarding Children Board
May 2018

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