Reviews & Learning Group and Case Review Panels

As part of the new safeguarding partnership arrangements in Milton Keynes, the MKSB has set up a Reviews and Learning Group.

This group was established to ensure compliance with the Care Act 2014 requirements (Safeguarding Adult Reviews) and LSCB Regulations 2006 and Working Together 2015 (SCRs and Learning Reviews).

The group reports to the Adult and the Children’s Programme Boards via a report card and provides case tracker information to the Safeguarding Board and to both Programme Boards.

The Reviews and Learning Group is supported by two standing case review panels – one for adult case reviews and one for children’s case reviews.  The case review panels each meet monthly and consider safeguarding adult review referrals and serious case review referrals submitted by Milton Keynes practitioners.  Further information about the Reviews and Learning Group and the two case review panels is available in the  MKSB sub-structure governance document

Anyone can refer a case to a case review panel for consideration. Before making a referral, the refer should discuss the case, and their reasons for referring with their agency designated safeguarding lead/officer and/or the MK Together team.

The referral form for MK SCR subgroup can be downloaded here: SCR referral form
Working Together 2015 provides clear criteria about when MKSB should conduct a Serious Case Review (SCR).
However the MKSB Serious Case Review sub-group also considers cases for other types of learning review (details of these types of review can be found on the SCR referral form). If you feel a case would benefit from review please use the same form.

Please return any completed SCR referral forms to:

Once the case has been received by the MK Together team, agencies identified as being involved with the case may be contacted to supply further information to help inform the decision making process.

The referrer and the agencies contacted as part of this process will be contacted with the outcome of the referral.

The MKSB Reviews and Learning Group is currently (Feb 2018) revising  the SCR toolkit that was developed to support and assist all those who may be involved in the serious case review process or an alternative learning review.  Until the revised Toolkit is approved and posted on the website the current toolkit will continue to be used.

To download a copy click here:  Approved MKSCB SCR process practice guidance_revised March 2016


MKSB Serious Case reviews and Learning Reviews

  • report 90x90Multi Agency Learning Review

In January 2013 the MKSB Multi-Agency Review on Child C was presented to the MKSCB.

The overview report can be downloaded here: Child C Multi-Agency Review Report


report 90x90Serious Case Reviews

In January 2016 the MKSB Serious Case Review on Child A was presented to the MKSB.

The overview report can be downloaded here: Child A Serious Case Review Report


Learning from National and Local SCR  

report 90x90MKSB Learning Bulletin produced by the Serious Case Review Subgroup quarterly and shared with partner agencies for dissemination with their teams.

NSPCC National SCR Repository -All published Serious Case Review reports are made available via the NSPCC’s national repository. The repository can be accessed via this link: NSPCC National Repository

report 90x90Ofsted SCR Reports – Ofsted released a thematic review report ‘The Voice of the Child’ which can be downloaded here: Ofsted Report: The Voice of the Child
A summary document is also available to download: Ofsted thematic report summary

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