Suffolk Safeguarding Children Board

Young Person "C" Serious Case Review

Thursday, 2 July 2015 | Ali Spalding

The Suffolk Safeguarding Children Board has today published the Independent Overview Report into the death of Young Person "C".

A Serious Case Review (SCR) is commissioned by a Local Safeguarding Children Board under statutory guidance issued by HM Government to provide sound analysis of what happened in a particular case and why, and what needs to happen in order to reduce the risk of recurrence.

Young Person C was aged 17, was under the care of specialist child and adolescent mental health services at the time of her death.  The role of the LSCB in undertaking a Serious Case Review is not to apportion blame, but to seek to understand what happened and to make recommendations to reduce the risk of recurrence.

The report makes a number of clear recommendations which are led by a call to all agencies involved in the care of Young Person C to make an early audit of their services.

Please read the full report here.

Profile available on Facebook and Google+, but only to direct visitors to this website.