What do serious case reviews achieve?
Sidebotham, Peter. (2012) What do serious case reviews achieve? Archives of Disease in Childhood, Vol.97 (No.3). pp. 189-192. ISSN 0003-9888
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Although there had been some earlier public inquiries, the inquiry into the death of 7 year old Maria Colwell in 1973 was a critical episode in the history of child protection in the UK. It was this inquiry that led to the formalisation of inter-agency child protection procedures, the establishment of Area Child Protection Committees, and the creation of a child protection register. It also sparked off a long line of public inquiries into serious and fatal maltreatment, more recently superseded by statutory Serious Case Reviews (SCRs) carried out by Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs). The public outcries over the deaths of Victoria Climbié and Peter Connelly highlighted the fact that, in spite of all the time and resource spent on these reviews, the problems of severe child abuse have not gone away. This begs the question of whether we have truly learnt anything from the reviews and whether anything has changed as a result.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Child abuse -- Investigation, Children -- Mortality, Child welfare|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Archives of Disease in Childhood|
|Page Range:||pp. 189-192|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
1. Field-Fisher T, Davey M, Stevenson O. Report of the Committee of Inquiry into the Care and Supervision Provided in Relation to Maria Colwell. London: H.M.S.O. 1974.
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