Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews

The Case Review Panel supports the Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership (SSP) in fulfilling its statutory duty to review cases where abuse or neglect of a child is known or suspected.

As a result of the neglect, the child may have died, or been seriously harmed or there is cause for concern as to the way in which the Authority, their Board partners or other relevant persons have worked together to safeguard the child.

In 2018, the structure of reviews changed. Serious Case Reviews (SCRs) are now known as Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews (SPRs) Further details on SPRs and the process for SPRs nationally can be found in Working Together 2018 and at the link below.

Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel – Annual Report 2020

Patterns in Practice, Key Messages and 2021 Work Programme, view the Annual Report here.

Working Together 2018

The Case Review Panel can commission Partnership Reviews where the statutory Safeguarding Practice Review criteria wasn’t met but there can be learning by reviewing individual cases.

To make a referral for a Local Child Safeguarding Practice review please complete the form below:

CR-1 Referral to Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership

Learning from Recent Cases


Two Sisters

Baby Emily



Baby Olivia

Baby Lily


Baby Andy & Arin

Young Person Mary

Baby "E" Serious Case Review

Baby "D" Serious Case Review

Young Person "C" Serious Case Review

Baby Oliver

Please also see the NSPCC national case review repository.

The repository provides a single place for published case reviews to make it easier to access and share learning at a local, regional and national level.

Thematic Learning from Children’s Case Reviews

Recent case reviews have highlighted a number of key learning themes. Under each of the headings below, are some useful resources on each theme. 


Neglect Webinar for frontline colleagues

The Impact of Neglect

Neglect Awareness – Police and the Criminal Justice System

Professional Curiosity

Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership Panel Report on Professional Curiosity Training July 2021

Professional Dangerousness

Professional Curiosity Training Resources and Sources

Day one Professional Curiosity Training Powerpoint