Learning from Reviews


Working Together to Safeguard Children sets out the criteria for a Child Safeguarding Practice Review. A CSPR should be carried out for every case where abuse or neglect is known or suspected and either a child dies; or a child is seriously harmed and there are concerns about how organisations or professionals worked together to safeguard the child. These reviews can be local or national reviews. Before CSPRs, we had Serious Case Reviews (SCRs).

Any review should enable local partner agencies to be clear about their responsibilities, to learn from experience and make improvements in single and multi-agency work. Reviews are not conducted to apportion blame but to learn together so the same thing never happens again. At the end of each review, a report is agreed by the BSCP and a summary is published. Learning events are then held with professionals. Bromley reviews from the last ten years are below.

It is also important for practitioners to learn from Reviews outside Bromley as they are a rich source of learning. The National Case Review Repository (hosted by NSPCC) provides a single place for published case reviews to make it easier to access and share learning at a local, regional and national level. There are over 1300 reviews which can be sorted by date, type of abuse and key words. It is free to access. Although our BSCP multi-agency training programme uses a number of national SCRs/CSPRs during our courses, it is also expected that practitioners will read reviews periodically as part of their own safeguarding professional development.

Learning Summary 2021-23 for professionals (published April 2023)

Bromley Reviews 2013-2023

2023 Thematic Study 'Patrick'
April 2023
> Patrick Thematic Study Summary Report (2023)

2020 LR 'Natalie'
April 2020
> FGM Learning Review Summary Report (2020)

2020 LR Leo
April 2020
> Leo Learning Review Summary Report (2020)

2019 SCR Hannah
July 2019
> Summary of learning from SCR Hannah suitable for public

2019 LR Matthew
> Summary of Learning


2019 Lambeth/Bromley SCR Final Report Child K
April 2019
> 2019 Child K Final Report
Summary of Learning


2018 BSCB SCR Final Report Elizabeth
August 2018
> 2018 BSCB SCR Final Report Elizabeth

2015 BSCB SCR Final Report Child E.pdf
March 2015
> 2015 BSCB SCR Final Report Child E.pdf

To refer a case for consideration for review by the BSCP Case Review Subgroup, use the following form. Remember, your agency's Board Member must be informed prior to submission to BSCP. Remember to send the form to BSCP securely.