One of the tasks that Thurrock Local Safeguarding Children Board have to undertake is the review of serious cases in their area.
Government guidance states that when a child dies, and abuse or neglect is known or suspected to be a factor in the death, or significant harm has taken place to a child or young person and there could be lessons to be learnt about the ways agencies worked together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, a serious case review should be considered.
If it is determined to proceed with a serious case review the LSCB will agree a review methodology and look to identify clearly what those lessons are, how they will be acted upon, and what is expected to change as a result, and as a consequence, improve inter-agency working and better safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
When we conduct a serious case review we will publish the findings in a report and provide a copy on this website.
To access the latest information provided by the Government on Serious Case Reviews please follow the link below:
NSPCC - National repository of Serious case Reviews
To view recent and historical serious case reviews published please click on the link below.
SERIOUS CASE REVIEW - "HARRY" Published June 2017
Thurrock Local Safeguarding Children Board has been carrying out a Serious Case Review into the circumstances surrounding the support and service provision to a child to be called "HARRY". The independent review will scrutinise and challenge the actions of all agencies and organisations that had an involvement to identify any learning in this case. The LSCB has been working with agencies to ensure learning improvements are made.
A copy of the review is available below to read or download. To assist front line staff we have also produced a booklet of the main findings for easier reference.
SERIOUS CASE REVIEW - "JAMES" Published December 2016
Thurrock’s Local Safeguarding Children’s Board has published a Serious Case Review “James”, a 17-year old Thurrock teenager who was sadly found dead in July 2015.
The findings and outcomes from the review have been shared across those agencies involved. The independent review will scrutinise and challenge the actions of all agencies and organisations that had an involvement to identify any learning in this case. The LSCB has been working with agencies to ensure learning improvements are made.
A copy of the review is available below to read or download. To assist front line staff we have also produced a booklet which can also be read online or downloaded..
Contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
You can phone, or write.
if you believe it is urgent ring immediately:
New Road, Grays,
Call 999 if you are concerned a child needs immediate protection