Helping to keep children and young people safe in Derby and Derbyshire
Serious case reviews are carried out when a child or young person dies or is seriously injured, and abuse or neglect are known or suspected to be factors in the death. They are carried out so that improvements can be identified and action taken so that agencies work with each other more effectively to keep children, young people and their families safe.
When each review is completed a report or summary report is published. This includes an outline of what happened, without identifying the child or their family, what went well and what needs to change to make sure that in future other children and young people can be better protected.
Reports are published on the website for minimum of a year.
The serious case review concerns the deaths of six children in a house fire in Derby. Available reports:
The report complies with the Reporting Restriction Order and upholds the human rights of the surviving siblings to ensure that their welfare is not adversely affected by publication.
The serious case review concerns the death of a baby boy in 2012 who shall be known as “DD12”. Available reports:
The serious case review concerns the death of a baby girl in 2013 who shall be known as “ADS13”. Available reports:
The serious case review concerns the death of a child in 2014 who shall be known as “ADS14”. Available reports:
The serious case review concerns the life threatening neglect of a nine year old boy who shall be known as “FD17”. Available reports:
The serious case review concerns the death of a baby girl in 2018 who shall be known as “BDS18”. Available reports:
The Derby Safeguarding Children Board carried out serious case reviews to understand the lived experiences of children living in different unconnected families in Derby and consider in detail multi-agency practice over a number of years. The characteristics of the families and their circumstances mean that the children are easily identifiable. A learning report summarises the findings and learning from the reviews whilst at the same time safeguarding the identity of the children in the families. The Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership is publishing the learning report on behalf of the Derby Safeguarding Children Board. Available report: