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.
Serious Case Review Reports are published on the website for a period of one year from the date of publication.
Enquiries concerning historical reports should be emailed to DDSCP
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:
(Published July 2020)
The serious case review concerns the serious injuries of a baby in 2018 who shall be known as Child A. Available reports:
(Published January 2021)