Serious Case Reviews

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

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 SSCB 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.

Serious case reviews will remain available on this website for 6 months after publication. After this date queries in relation to past serious case reviews should be directed to the Safeguarding Unit.

November 2018

Stockport’s Safeguarding Children Board commissioned an independent Serious Case Review to identify learning and improvement in relation to the circumstances of Child B & C’s injuries.

The Board commissioned an Independent Reviewer, Jane Booth to complete the review. All agencies involved, and family and friends contributed to the Review. The Board partners have been working hard to address the issues identified in the report, in order to improve the way agencies work together.

August 2018

Stockport’s Safeguarding Children Board and Stockport Safeguarding Adults Board commissioned an independent joint Safeguarding Adult Review and Serious Case Review to identify learning and improvement in relation to the circumstances of KW’s death and the impact of the events leading up to this on her teenage children.

The Board commissioned Independent Reviewers, Paul Kingston and Emma Mortimer to complete the review. All agencies involved, and KW’s family and friends contributed to the Review.

The Board partners have been working hard to address the issues identified in the report, in order to improve the way agencies work together.

Our heartfelt sympathies are extended to KW’s family and friends for their tragic loss.