Critical decisions and questions regarding serious case reviews – ideas from North West England

Critical decisions and questions regarding serious case reviews – ideas from North West England Purpose – Serious case reviews (SCRs) are one means of learning the lessons arising from adverse, salient incidents and tragedies. Adult Safeguarding Boards in England are expected to have an SCR policy and procedure, to commission SCRs, to abstract and act on the learning, and to monitor the resulting action plans. Design/methodology/approach – Since SCRs reflect a wide range of processes, the authors undertook a general review, drawing on their experiences of conducting and contributing to SCRs. They chose to pose sets of question‐prompts regarding the commissioning process, the management of the process, the appointment of a chair and author, the terms of reference, information‐sharing, confidentiality, involving relatives and making findings public. The compliance of the process with human rights legislation is also considered. Findings – Whilst the authors acknowledge the responsibility of organisations to promote continuous and cumulative professional learning, they do not promote SCRs as the sole means of learning about the ways in which professionals and agencies work together to safeguard adults at risk of abuse. Originality/value – The paper challenges the perception that SCR can be streamlined, structured, codified, and constrained. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Adult Protection Emerald Publishing

Critical decisions and questions regarding serious case reviews – ideas from North West England

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1466-8203
DOI
10.1108/14668201111177923
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Abstract

Purpose – Serious case reviews (SCRs) are one means of learning the lessons arising from adverse, salient incidents and tragedies. Adult Safeguarding Boards in England are expected to have an SCR policy and procedure, to commission SCRs, to abstract and act on the learning, and to monitor the resulting action plans. Design/methodology/approach – Since SCRs reflect a wide range of processes, the authors undertook a general review, drawing on their experiences of conducting and contributing to SCRs. They chose to pose sets of question‐prompts regarding the commissioning process, the management of the process, the appointment of a chair and author, the terms of reference, information‐sharing, confidentiality, involving relatives and making findings public. The compliance of the process with human rights legislation is also considered. Findings – Whilst the authors acknowledge the responsibility of organisations to promote continuous and cumulative professional learning, they do not promote SCRs as the sole means of learning about the ways in which professionals and agencies work together to safeguard adults at risk of abuse. Originality/value – The paper challenges the perception that SCR can be streamlined, structured, codified, and constrained.

Journal

The Journal of Adult ProtectionEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 15, 2011

Keywords: Professional learning; Question‐prompts; Inquiry; Governance; Multi‐agency review; Human rights

References

  • Serious Case Reviews in Adult Safeguarding
    Manthorpe, J.; Martineau, S.
  • Serious case reviews in adult safeguarding in England: an analysis of a sample of reports
    Manthorpe, J.; Martineau, S.

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