Learning from Case Reviews

TSCP is committed to ensuring that the learning from serious case reviews is disseminated as widely as possible. Lessons learnt and key themes from case reviews, along with the latest messages from national research, are incorporated into TSCP multi agency training and communications.

All Serious Case Reviews undertaken in Tameside are published below.

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Learning Reviews

Learning Reviews are run by members of our Serious and Significant Case Panel on cases where we think there is likely to be valuable learning. This could be a case where there has been particularly good (or bad) multi-agency safeguarding practice. The events are an opportunity for the practitioners that were involved to come together in an informal setting to discuss what worked well, what didn’t work so well and how we could improve practice. As with potential case reviews, if you have a case that you think should be reviewed please speak to your safeguarding lead and complete the referral form.

Rapid Review Group

Tameside has a Rapid Review Group which decides whether serious incidents should be reviewed because there is known, or suspected, abuse or neglect and the case highlights;

  • Improvements needed to safeguard and promote the welfare of children
  • Recurrent themes in the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of children
  • Concerns regarding 2 or more organisations or agencies working together effectively to safeguard and promote he welfare of children.

Any practitioner can refer a case to the Rapid Review Group with the agreement of their manager. They are encouraged do so for cases where they feel the criteria for a local Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel is met.

Professionals should use the Rapid Review Screening & Notification Form to refer cases to the Rapid Review group.

There are 4 types of case reviews that the Rapid Review group must consider and recommend whether it is appropriate to undertake a;

  1. National Child Safeguarding Practice Review
  2. Local Child Safeguarding Practice Review
  3. Individual Agency Review
  4. Learning Review

What to do if you are worried about a child

If you think a child is being abused or mistreated or you have concerns about a child’s well-being please contact one of the numbers shown on this page.

Your phone call could help to safeguard a child who may be at risk.

If the situation is immediately dangerous for the child then ring 999 and ask for the Police.

If the child is not in immediate danger contact:

Children's Hub

  • Monday to Friday during office hours - 0161 342 4101
  • Monday to Friday outside office hours and weekends and public holidays – 0161 342 2222
  • GM Procedures Manual
  • Safeguarding concerns can be reported to the Children's Hub using the Online Electronic Referral form