Local Learning Reviews

If a case does not reach the threshold to conduct a Child Safeguarding Practice Review (CSPRs), formerly known as a Serious Case Reviews (SCR), but our Case Review Group believe that an investigation of the case may reveal important lessons that could improve safeguarding practice in Brighton & Hove, then the BHSCP will commission a multi-agency Learning Review.

This helps to ensure that the approach taken to reviews is proportionate according to the scale and level of complexity of the issues being examined. Whenever possible we will seek to include frontline staff and managers, as well as parents, carers and young people in these reviews.

Actions resulting from findings from these reviews receive the same rigorous monitoring and follow up as CSPRs, so that the findings from all reviews make a real impact on improving outcomes for children.

Briefings from Previous Learning Reviews

Baby Alex – ‘Learning Together’ Briefing
Brighton & Hove Learning Review: January 2019.
Key issues: Professional persistence, Consideration of fathers/secondary carers, information sharing regarding domestic abuse.

Neglect – ‘Learning Together’ Briefing
Brighton & Hove Learning Review, 2016.
Key issues: Domestic Violence & Abuse, use of interpreters, managing complex cases.

Child G – ‘Learning Together’ Briefing 
Brighton & Hove Learning Review, 2014.
Key issues: Using historical information to assess risk, Unexpected Child Death Protocol, temporary residents.