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

Published: 31 Mar 2015
Directorate:
Children and Families Directorate
Part of:
Communities and third sector
ISBN:
9781785442087

This guidance has been superseded by the 2021 Learning Review guidance, available at https://www.gov.scot/publications/national-guidance-child-protection-committees-undertaking-learning-reviews/.

National Guidance for Child Protection Committees for Conducting a Significant Case Review
The significant case review process in Scotland

The significant case review process in Scotland

Any agency can ask for a case to be considered for review by a CPC but a family cannot ask for a review. Concerns raised by families should be addressed through relevant agencies' normal complaints procedures. CPCs are responsible for establishing the local arrangements needed to consider a potential significant case for review. This may include devolving some areas of responsibility to specific groups to take forward. Further information on family involvement in SCRs is available at http://www.baspcan.org.uk/report.php.

The review process in Scotland is summarised in Figure 1 and explained throughout this guidance.


Contact

Email: ChildProtection@gov.scot