Case Reviews

Stockport SSCP conducts formal reviews of child abuse cases in accordance with central government guidance contained in Working Together to Safeguard Children.

Under the new Stockport Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP) arrangements (PDF 2.6Mb) and inline with the Children and Social Work Act (2017), the process for reviewing cases has changed.

Important lessons are learned from the detailed review of cases where children have died or received a life-threatening injury due to abuse or neglect.

Each serious case review is managed by experienced senior managers drawn from SSCP agencies. Members are identified according to the needs of each case to ensure that the panel is independent of involvement in the case and has access to any expert knowledge required.

If you have any queries about past serious case reviews call the Safeguarding Unit on 0161 474 5657.

Rapid Review Process

This document sets out the arrangements by which Stockport Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP) will determine when to trigger a Rapid Review process or another appropriate alternative case review process.

If you’d like to make a case referral, complete the referral form (PDF 267Kb) and email to

Child abuse or neglect

Do not ignore it:

  • call 0161 217 6028 – Monday to Thursday from 8.30am to 5pm, Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • or 0161 718 2118 – evenings and weekends

September 2019

Stockport Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP) has received the Serious Case Review report into the multi-agency practice around Child E after the occurrence of a serious head injury. This review was commissioned by Stockport Safeguarding Children Board to ascertain any lessons that could be learnt regarding the care and support provided to Child E and parents.

The Board, prior to its replacement by the new partnership arrangements in June, commissioned an Independent Reviewer to carry out the review. Maureen Noble, as an independent reviewer, worked alongside the agencies involved to explore practice and identify any learning that could support improvements to practice. The parents of Child E were notified of the review.

Stockport Safeguarding Children Partnership is working with the agencies involved to share the lessons learnt and ensure relevant changes to practice are implemented.

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