Wood review to lead to overhaul of LSCBs and Serious Case Reviews

Government is set to fundamentally change the way child deaths are investigated and replace serious case reviews with a new centralised framework. This comes as part of the government’s response to the review of Local Safeguarding Children Boards by former president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services, Alan Wood.

As a result of the Wood review’s assertion that a new system is needed for the local safeguarding of children, the government has said it will introduce new statutory framework, with a duty for three partners (councils, the police and the NHS) to set up multi-agency child protection arrangements.

In response to this, Safeguarding specialists Phew have began putting in place alterations to their current solutions in order to support Boards through any changes that may need to be made. You can find out more about this by visiting their website – phew.org.uk – or contacting them directly on 01234 779 050.


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