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Serious case reviews

Serious case reviews provide valuable lessons about how organisations are working together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Child S

In 2012, Rotherham Local Safeguarding Children Board has published its serious case review into the case of the 17-year-old, known as Child S, who was found murdered in October 2010. An 18-year-old was sentenced to 17 years in prison after admitting her killing.

The review highlights a number of issues where services could have been improved and has made recommendations, which have already been acted on by agencies across Rotherham. It also makes clear that although there are elements of services which need to improve, there is no suggestion any individual or agency failings led to Child S' death.

The full report and executive summary are available to download.

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Learning opportunities from this and other serious case reviews nationally can be found in the learning and development prospectus.


Rotherham Local Safeguarding Children Board provides multi-agency training for the children's workforce, and others who come into contact with families, on a range of key safeguarding issues.

Details of all the training courses can be found in the multi-agency learning and development prospectus and Early Help learning and development prospectus, both of which are available to download.

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