Learning from Case Reviews

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

All Serious Case Reviews undertaken in Tameside are published below.

7 Minute Briefings

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Additional learning and recommendations have also come from other case review activity including;

Serious and Significant Case Panel

Tameside has a Serious and Significant Case Panel (SSCP) which oversees all case review activity.

Any practitioner can refer a case to the SSCP with the agreement of their manager. They must do so for cases that they feel meet the criteria for a Serious Case Review and are encouraged to do so for other cases where;

  • A child has been harmed
  • Neglect or abuse was known or suspected
  • there are concerns about the way in which professional services have dealt with the case and from which there is likely to be learning which could improve future practice.

Professionals should use the SSCP Screening & Notification Form to refer cases to the SSCP.

There are 3 types of case reviews that are conducted by TSCB. The SSCP must consider each case and recommend to the Independent Chair of the TSCB whether it is appropriate to undertake a;

  1. Serious Case Review
  2. Multi-Agency Critical Review
  3. Individual Agency Review

Further details on the different types of case reviews and the SSCP Screening and Notification Form can be found in the Learning and Improvement Framework

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