Serious Case Review Seminars & Briefings: Learning Implications for Practice

Location:Brighton & Hove
Type:Multi Agency Training

Why is the LSCB providing this course?

A Serious Case Review should be carried out for every case where abuse or neglect is known or suspected and either a child dies; or a child is seriously harmed and there are concerns about how organisations or professionals worked together to safeguard the child. Other learning reviews can be carried out by the LSCB if the criteria is not met.

It is important if Brighton & Hove is to become a safer place for children to live for everyone to embrace the learning from reviews and take the necessary steps to help put right the issues identified. These briefing sessions have been developed to allow learning and key messages from reviews to be imparted across the partnership. Practitioners are afforded with an opportunity to consider findings about the effectiveness of local practice and cascade the relevant issues back into their own agencies.

Sessions form part of initiatives to develop a stronger learning culture within which serious case reviews are but one important source of knowledge for improving safeguarding practice. The Brighton & Hove LSCB wants to continuously improve services to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. Read more about how this is done in the Brighton & Hove LSCB Learning & Improvement Framework.

Target Audience:

Any member of staff who comes into regular contact with children and families in Brighton & Hove.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To be informed of the learning outcomes from both local and national serious case reviews.
  • To consider how these outcomes may affect local/national practice
  • To be informed about what is being undertaken locally in response to the recommendations of the review
  • To reflect on how your own practice, or that of the agency you represent in light of the learning points raised by the review
  • To gain an insight on how you may action/inform your colleagues, to enhance current practice

Dates: TBC – as required

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To book a place on our safeguarding training use the Brighton & Hove Learning Gateway 

For support or enquiries about using the gateway please call 01273 291460 or email

Training is free for Children’s Services staff, school staff, foster carers, CVS groups, BHCC contracted organisations in Children’s Services, statutory health organisations, police and probation and all early years (including private early years) who are working in Brighton & Hove. Private organisations and those working outside the city – £120