LSCB: Learning From Serious Case Reviews - key themes and learning

Horntye Park Sports Complex, Bohemia Road,
Admin Contact
Workforce Development Training Events Team (
Target Audience
Children's Services / CW Event open to relevant Adult Social Care / Deputy Headteachers / Heads of School / Designated Safeguarding Leads / Early Help Practitioners/Family Keyworkers / East Sussex Healthcare Trust (ESHT) / Headteachers / Police / Practice Managers / Probation / School SENCO's / Schools / Schools Staff / SEND Practitioners / Senior Practitioners / Social Care (non Social Worker) / Social Workers / Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Voluntary and Community Sector
target audience
Course Types
Course, Briefing
Course categories
Children's Services Staff Training / Early Help, Social Care and SEND / Inclusion, Special Educational Needs & Disability / Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) / Safeguarding
Child Protection / Children's Services Staff training / Risk / Safeguarding / Working with Families
Course description

These 2 hour briefing sessions will cover the themes and learning from latest local Serious Case Reviews (SCR).

Important note: It is essential that you have undertaken the Safeguarding Children e-learning prior to coming on this course (see additional information under full details), or you may be turned away.

Training objectives

This briefing will give participants an overview of the function and purpose of Serious Case Reviews ( SCRs) and will highlight themes and learning from two recent East Sussex SCRs.



Learning outcomes

By the end of the Briefing participants will have gained the following:

  • Introduction to LSCB, and why serious case reviews (SCRs) are undertaken

  • What changes are ahead following Working Together 2018: Serious Child Safeguarding Case

  • Learning from two East Sussex SCRs: Family S – two young children experienced significant neglect, parents adept at preventing professionals visiting family home,one child left with lifelong disability; learning includes: professional curiosity, role of fathers, school absence as safeguarding concern,midwifery screening, recognising signs of neglect, hard to engage families

  • Child T – young person died a few months after 18th birthday due to complications caused by diabetes type 1; issues and
    learning include: non-engagement with diagnosis and treatment plan of serious medical condition, persistent ‘did not attend’ and ‘was not
    brought’ for medical and other appointments, complex parent/child relationship, risks at transition, child’s lived experience, parental
    neglect, self-neglect, mental capacity, working with 16 – 18 year olds.

Additional Information

Maximum Delegates
A maximum of three representatives from each team may have a confirmed place and further bookings will be put on a wait list.

Preparation and Follow Up
Before attending any LSCB training course, participants must attend a Basic Signs and Indicators Child Protection course provided/commissioned by their own organisation or have accessed the Safeguarding Children online e-learning training course. To complete this course go to the e-learning section on the East Sussex Learning Portal, enter the Children’s Workforce channel and click Safeguarding.

No refreshments as it is only a 2 hour session

Start Date
Wednesday 27 February 2019
End Date
Wednesday 27 February 2019
Closing Date
Monday 25 February 2019
10:00 - 12:00
Maximum Places
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