National Guidance for Child Protection Committees for Conducting a Significant Case Review

This guidance has been superseded by the 2021 Learning Review guidance, available at


'An errata was published on 20/05/2021 as a result of changes to Annex 9: National Protocol for the Police Service of Scotland, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, and Child Protection Committees on Significant Case Reviews. The changes were: to set out a standard approach within the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) to requests from CPCs to undertake reviews; to provide a single point of contact within COPFS for these requests; to add a Notification Form for COPFS that outlines the request; and to agree a 28-day turnaround for a response to requests. The HTML and PDF have been updated to reflect these changes.



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