Improving the Quality of Serious Case Reviews through Support and Training: Independent Evalutaion

In 2013 the Department for Education commissioned the NSPCC, Sequeli and Action for Children to form a partnership to design and deliver a programme of training and support to improve the quality of children's serious case reviews. The programme consisted of knowledge and skills training for independent reviewers, action learning sets for independent reviewers and taster workshops on different methodological approaches to reviewing. The programme concluded with seminars for Chairs of LSCBs (who commissioned serious case reviews). The programme was supported by a set of training materials for reviewers and commissioning materials for LSCB Chairs.