How to Differentiate Your Local Child Safeguarding Practice Review from a Serious Case Review

Thursday 30th September 2021, 1.00-2.15pm

‘Many of the LSCPRs seen by the Panel to date are structured & read like traditional Serious Case Reviews with insufficient focus on inquiry & learning.’

The Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel Annual Report 2020

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 has created an opportunity to derive new outcomes when we embark upon each new Local Child Safeguarding Practice Review. But how is it different from a Serious Case Review?

What is the difference in outcomes in the review whose resource was spent partly on old learning with less clarity of purpose & the one with a clear mandate to build on themes elicited in a rapid review, succinct review questions & a report  focused on learning & outcomes...

Take a moment to think about it.

Scoped with those having accountability for outcomes & with new learning under the lens & a clear set of objectives which reduces the scope for a voluminous report with multiple recommendations. Our invitation to further our goal of reducing blame & defensiveness associated with debating ‘the what’. Creating more space for ‘the why’ & the new learning.

I am Donna Ohdedar, & I support review commissioners, participants, quality assurance professionals & reviewers to improve the quality of reviews.


You are invited to this free training designed for those involved in or considering embarking on a Local Child Safeguarding Practice Review.

Join me for 75 minutes of free delivered content plus Q & A, where I will share my framework for leaving behind the ‘kitchen sink’ approach to regurgitating fact & old learning, delivering system enablers as outputs which free up time for direct work with families by practitioners.

In this 75 minute workshop experience, you will hear how to move away from situations like these :

  •  examination of chronological & factual information dominating the review, increasing the scope for blame & defensiveness; 
  •  lack of confidence & support for review teams to see how progress in addressing stubborn challenges is the aim; not perfection
  •  layers of recommendations, professionals sucked into managing the system instead of creating space for management oversight & reflective supervision.

Join me post workshop for Tuesday Takeaway lunch time sessions to develop the workshop themes further. Click here to join the facebook group where these will be hosted. Not a facebook account holder? Click here for support.

Donna Ohdedar, Head of SILP

Donna has 16 years public sector experience, including her last role as Head of Law for a leading metropolitan authority. Now a safeguarding adviser & trainer, Donna is involved in serious case reviews in both children’s and adults’ safeguarding, domestic homicide and is a SILP Reviewer and Mentor. Donna offers ‘SILP School’ her university accredited training course, CPD for reviewers & a free online network for leaders in review practice. Click here to join. Click here to hear the latest episode of the SILP School podcast.

You will also learn:

You will also learn:

The difference between what is included in an outline summary of fact & which honours the subject & the family, the practitioner contribution & the review journey succinctly & the detail which is often remains out there in the public domain.

How to fully utilise the role of independent scrutineer & who you can expect to interact with at each stage under the ‘new’ arrangements [albeit not all that new].

The exact steps I and my team have taken to deliver easy-to-consume outputs with punchier takeaways for busy practitioners.

Are you ready to unlock these changes in your next review?

Did you attend our first 2 workshops? This is workshop 3 in this series.  Attend all 3 to receive a special bonus. 

There's no other workshop which offers the system all in one place in a way that is only otherwise available for SILP reviewers and SILP trainees. So if you want to elevate your reviews too, register here.









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