Serious Case Review Essay

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Unit 502 Serious Case Review Andy Ellis

A Serious Case Review was set out by ‘Working Together’ 2006 stating:
‘When a child dies, and abuse or neglect is known or suspected to be a factor in the death…. Organisations should consider whether there are any lessons to be learnt about the ways in which they work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children’ (DfES 2006: 8.2 p169)
In such circumstances or: * ‘Where a child sustains a potentially life threatening injury or serious and permanent impairment of health and development through abuse and neglect’ * ‘When a child has been subjected to particularly serious sexual abuse’ * ‘When a child has been murdered and a homicide review is being initiated’ * When
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It criticised agencies involved with the case stating that many of the councils were, under-staffed, under-funded, and poorly managed. It found that agencies involved in her care had failed to protect her and that on at least 12 occasions, workers involved in her case could have prevented her death, particularly condemning senior managers involved.
The key recommendations were; Regional and Local committees for children and families to be set up, with members from all groups involved in child protection. A national register of children at risk (Child Database). By the time of publication, two organisations to improve the care of children had been set up; General Social Care Council, and the Social Care Institute for Excellence.
Every Child Matters sets out 5 key aims: * Be Healthy * Stay safe * Enjoy and achieve * Make a positive contribution * Achieve economic well-being.
To achieve these aims, a multi-agency approach should be adopted.
Children’s Act 2004.
Was created to implement many of the Laming report recommendations. It primarily gives boundaries and help for local authorities and or other organisations to better regulate official intervention in the interests of children. It makes changes to laws relating to children with regard to: foster homes, adoption agencies, babysitting services and the handling of child related crimes and crimes against children (except where it is the local authority