- The Local Authority inform the National Panel of Serious Child Safeguarding Incident within 5 working days of becoming aware of incident
- A copy of Notification is also provided to the LSCP Statutory Partners (LSCP Exec) for information.
What is the Rapid Review Process?
Serious Child Safeguarding Incident
Within 2 working days of notification
- Relevant agencies are requested to provide information in relation to the child, their family and the Serious Child Safeguarding Incident within 5 working days.
Within 5 working days of agency request for information
- Completed Initial Scoping and Information Sharing Template returned by agencies and then shared with those attending the Rapid Review meeting.
Between 7 and 13 working days of receiving the referral
- Review the facts of the case presented in the documentation
- Agree any further immediate action if required
- Consider the case against the criteria for Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews
- Complete the Rapid Review Template and agree the recommendation
- The Rapid Review Form is provided to the LSCP Executive for consideration
- LSCP Executive decide whether a CSPR should take place based on the information and recommendation provided.
Within 2 days of the Rapid Review meeting
- The Rapid Review and final decision is sent to National Panel
- Agencies are informed of the outcome of the Rapid Review.
Child Safeguarding Practice Review
Within the update of Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 Serious Case Reviews (SCRs) were replaced by Child Safeguard Practice Reviews (CSPRs), and are undertaken if recommended following a Rapid Review.
Their purpose, at both local and national level, is to identify improvements to be made to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and should seek to prevent or reduce the risk of recurrence of similar incidents.
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 LSCP.firstname.lastname@example.org).
Other review processes
The LSCP continuously strives to ensure and embed a learning culture at heart and will, where appropriate, take all opportunities to review circumstances in order to identify and learn from good practice and areas where practice could be strengthened.
If a circumstance does not meet the criteria for a CSPR the LSCP RAG may recommend that a local review is undertaken which may take many different forms including a single agency review, an appreciative inquiry, a practice learning set or a form of auditing.
Dissemination of learning
As part of the learning cycle dissemination of learning and responding to that learning is key. The LSCP has a Learning and Improvement Framework which identifies how learning is disseminated and acted upon both within single and multi-agency arenas. This is undertaken in a timely way and monitored by the LSCP Business Unit and the LSCP RAG.