A Significant Case Review (SCR) is a multi-agency process for establishing the facts of a situation where a child has died or been significantly harmed, within a child protection context, in order to learn lessons on how to better protect children and young people in Scotland.
National interim guidance for undertaking SCRs was introduced in 2007. However, a key finding of a research study, commissioned by the Scottish Government in 2012, found that there was inconsistency in the way in which reviews were being undertaken across Scotland and recommended that the SCR guidance be revised.
This revised guidance aims to improve consistency and practice and takes account of all changes in policy, practice and legislation since the interim guidance was published in 2007.
This guidance replaces the National interim guidance for undertaking SCRs published in 2007.