If you are worried about a child or family, contact -

Early Help and Safeguarding Hub:
Tel: 01482 448 879

Out of hours immediate help team:
Tel: 01482 300 304

Child in immediate danger:
Tel - 999

Police non-emergency:
Tel - 101

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Serious case reviews

Purpose of serious case reviews

The purpose of serious case reviews are to –

  • establish what lessons are to be learned from the case about the way in which local professionals and organisations work individually and together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children

  • identify clearly what those lessons are both within and between agencies, how and within what timescale they will be acted on, and what is expected to change as a result

  • improve intra- and inter-agency working and better safeguard and promote the welfare of children

Local cases

When a child dies (including death by suspected suicide) and abuse or neglect is known to be a factor in the death, the Hull Safeguarding Children Board should always conduct a serious case review into the involvement of organisations and professionals in the lives of the child and family.

The board will commission an independent chair for the review, and an independent author, each of whom will not have been employed by any of the board member agencies.

Where a serious case review takes place, a final report is published.

Reports will be available on this website for 12 months following the date of publication. For copies of reports older than this please contact the Safeguarding Children Board.

Child J Serious Case Review

Friday 19 May 2017 – the Hull Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB) has published the Serious Case Review into the tragic death of Child J, aged 4 weeks.


National cases

The most recent reports drawing together findings nationally and Ofsted’s evaluation of serious case reviews are available to download below -

The Victoria Climbié Inquiry - report of an inquiry by Lord Laming (link opens in new window)

Peter Connolly serious case review reports (link opens in new window)

Kyra Ishaq serious case review (ink opens in new window)

Serious case review into abuse at Little Ted’s Nursery (link opens in new window)

Derbyshire sexual exploitation serious case review (link opens in new window)


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