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 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.

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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.

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

  1. Serious Case Review
  2. Multi-Agency Critical 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