The Barnet Safeguarding Children Partnership

Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews

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When a child dies or is seriously harmed, including death by suspected suicide, and abuse or neglect is known or suspected to be a factor in the death, the Safeguarding Children Partnership may decide to conduct a Child Safeguarding Practice review (formerly known as Serious Case Review or SCR) to examine organisations' involvement with the family and identify learning for future improvement.

Below are the case reviews conducted in Barnet and associated learning materials. 

Child A CSPR - May 2023

BSCP concluded a local CSPR in Spring 2023 following the death of a mother and her child who resided in Barnet. The full local CSPR has been submitted to the national child safeguarding practice review panel and other relevent bodies. However, to support the protection of the identity of those involved in this review,  the Partnership agreed to provide a brief learning review of which has been disseminated across multi agency partners and actions are tracked through the respective partnership sub groups. 

7 minute briefing

Child L CSPR - February 2023

“Barnet Safeguarding Children Partnership (BSCP) today publishes a local Child Safeguarding Practice Review (LCSPR). An LCSPR is undertaken when it is considered that there is potential to identify improvements to practice and for national learning. The LCSPR report entitled ‘ Child L’, is an independent review into harm experienced by a child who was known to both Barnet and Brent multi-agency safeguarding services. The child is now safe and well in the care of the local authority.

The review was conducted jointly with Brent Safeguarding Children Partnership and included an extensive analysis of the multi-agency services provided to Child L and his mother. The review includes a summary of learning for Barnet, for Brent and nationally. The review also found a number of examples of strong and committed multi-agency safeguarding practice over the unprecedented Covid19 pandemic.  Barnet and Brent accept the recommendations of the review in full and continue to take action, both locally and nationally, to take forward the recommendations.”

Child L local CSPR

Child L 7 minute briefing for multi agency services


Learning Review Child G, July 2019

Child G final report and action plan

Briefing note: Child G

Non-mobile children bruising and injury protocol 2019

Pathway for non-mobile children bruising and injury 2019

Leaflet for parents and carers

SCR Child E, January 2018

Child E report

Child E action plan 

SCR Child A, May 2016

Child A report

SCR Child D, April 2009

Child D executive summary

SCR Child S, 2008

Child S report

Further information

The NSPCC website contains a library of all Serious Case Reviews conducted in England, where you can find more information on the serious case review/child safeguarding practice review process. There is also a series of thematic briefings on learning from case reviews which can be found here.

The NSPCC has published a set of briefings looking at practice issues relating to how professionals in different agencies communicate and make decisions. They provide a more detailed understanding of practice issues highlighted by the SCR reports and can help support change and improvement work at national and local levels.

The National Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel publish thematic reviews and other learning reviews of national relevance. 


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