Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews

The LSCP is responsible for initiating a Child Safeguarding Practice Review (CSPR), if recommended following a Rapid Review (further information regarding Rapid Reviews is available on the LSCP Multi-Agency Safeguarding Reviews page).

The purpose of the Review is to:

  • Establish whether there are any lessons to be learnt from the case and from the way in which local professionals and organisations worked together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.
  • Identify clearly what those lessons are, how they will be acted on, what is expected to change as a result and within what timescale.


  • As a consequence, improve inter-agency working to better safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 provides greater autonomy to Multi-agency Safeguarding Partnerships with regards to how a CSPR is undertaken, and will differ for each review depending on the circumstances of the SCSI. In order to support the review process the LSCP has identified a set of principles for undertaking reviews which can be found in the SCSP Framework (available on request from

When a Child Safeguarding Practice Review is completed and lessons identified, the report is published on this page of our website.  The most recent are available to read below:

No reviews currently available

Learning is also summarised and available as a Learning from Review Sheet