A Serious Case Review (SCR) is an investigation carried out for every case where there is child abuse or neglect, known or suspected. This in done in particular if:
- a child dies
- a child is seriously harmed
In particular, if there are concerns about how organisations or professionals could have worked together to better protect a child, an SCR will be carried out.
The Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) may also carry out other learning reviews if deemed necessary.