Who is this guidance for?
This guidance is primarily for people who sit on Child Protection Committees (CPCs). Protecting children and young people is an inter-agency and inter-disciplinary responsibility carried out by CPCs. The CPC, on behalf of the Chief Officers Group, is responsible for deciding whether a significant case review (SCR) is warranted, and for agreeing how the review is conducted. Ownership of the process and any SCR reports generated by the process ultimately belong to the CPC. CPCs and Lead Officers will want to consider the governance arrangements which are outlined in the Purpose of the Significant Case Review section.