Category Archive: Serious Case Review

Jan 15

WALES/ENGLAND – Child protection experts react to Keanu Williams SCR findings

The National Children’s Bureau (NCB) has called for an urgent review of how best to support children within the child protection system in the wake of the serious case review (SCR) findings into the death of Keanu Williams.   NCB chief Hilary Emery says there needs to be a “culture change” in child protection. Image: …

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Jan 14

ENGLAND – Keanu Williams murder: Opportunities missed to save two-year-old

There were “a number of significant missed opportunities” to save a two-year-old boy from being beaten to death by his mother, a report has found.   Keanu Williams, who was also known as Kiwi, died on 9 January 2011   Rebecca Shuttleworth is serving a life sentence for murdering Keanu Williams. The toddler was found …

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Dec 28

ENGLAND – Starved boy Daniel Pelka ‘invisible’ to professionals

The BBC’s Alison Holt explains the report’s findings   Chances were missed to help a child who was murdered by his mother and her partner after suffering “terrifying and dreadful” abuse, a report has found. A serious case review found Daniel Pelka, four, was “invisible” at times and “no professional tried sufficiently hard enough” to …

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Nov 30

ENGLAND – Serious case review to examine failures in Daniel Pelka case

Four-year-old was starved and beaten by his mother and step-father who were found guilty of his murder at Birmingham Crown Court   A serious case review into the death of Daniel Pelka is investigating whether authorities missed opportunities to protect the child, who died after a campaign of abuse by his mother and her partner. Magdelena Luczak, …

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Sep 14

WALES/ENGLAND – Safeguarding boards to report SCR decisions to new expert panel

Heads of local safeguarding children boards (LSCB) must inform a new panel of experts within two weeks if they decide not to conduct a full serious case review (SCR) following a serious incident. The new panel will scrutinise LSCB decisions on serious case reviews. Image: Alex Deverill Operating guidelines for the new independent panel of …

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Jun 10

WALES/ENGLAND – Serious case review panel established

Education Secretary Michael Gove today established a new independent panel to help ensure that lessons are learned when a child dies or is seriously harmed and there are signs of abuse or neglect.   Independent panel members Peter Wanless, Nicholas Dann, Elizabeth Clarke and Jenni Russell will advise and challenge local safeguarding children boards (LSCBs) …

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