Working Together (2015) states that “Local Safeguarding Children Boards should maintain a local learning and improvement framework which is shared across local organisations who work with children and families. This framework should enable organisations to be clear about their responsibilities, to learn from experience and improve services as a result.
Each local framework should support the work of the LSCB and their partners so that:
- Reviews are conducted regularly, not only on cases which meet statutory criteria, but also on other cases which can provide useful insights into the way organisations are working together to safeguard and protect the welfare of children;
- Reviews look at what happened in a case, and why, and what action will be taken to learn from the review findings;
- Action results in lasting improvements to services which safeguard and promote the welfare of children and help protect them from harm; and
- There is transparency about the issues arising from individual cases and the actions which organisations are taking in response to them, including sharing the final reports of Serious Case Reviews (SCRs) with the public.
The local framework should cover the full range of reviews and audits which are aimed at driving improvements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children”.