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National and Local Safeguarding Reviews

Surrey Safeguarding Practice Reviews

The overall purpose of a Child Safeguarding Practice Review (CSPR) is for agencies and individuals to learn lessons, to improve the way in which they work, both individually and collectively and to explore how practice can be improved more generally through changes to the system as a whole in order to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Reviews should seek to prevent or reduce the risk of recurrence of similar incidents. They are not conducted to hold individuals, organisations or agencies to account, as there are other processes for that purpose, including through employment law and disciplinary procedures, professional regulation and, in exceptional cases, criminal proceedings.

The outcome of a Rapid Review will lead to one of two processes, details can be found Review Processes.

The Overview process flowchart for Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews aims to help guide practitioners and others involved in undertaking or contributing to Local Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews, such as Lead Reviewers, Case Review Panel members, and those responsible for quality assuring and embedding the learning from the review process.

Role Profiles have been developed to provide further guidance around responsibilities during the review process and can be found Role Profiles for Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews .

It should be read alongside the relevant statutory guidance set out in Working Together to Safeguard Children (2023)