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Serious Case Reviews

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many serious case reviews following the death of a child have been carried out since 1997; when each report was published; and which authority or agency commissioned each review. (98190)

[holding answer 30 October 2006]: The Child Protection Database, maintained by the Commission for Social Care Inspection, provides the following data on the numbers of confirmed Serious Case Reviews (SCRs), following the death of a child, in each local authority since 2000. Accurate data prior to 2000 are not available. We do not hold information on dates of publication. The following table includes only those authorities where a child death has led to a confirmed SCR and provides an overall total for between 2000-05. SCRs were commissioned by Area Child Protection Committees (ACPCs) throughout the period covered by the table. ACPCs were nearly all based on local authority boundaries but there were a few areas in England where an ACPC covered two or more local authorities with social services functions. In order to maintain the confidentiality of individual children who were the subject of a SCR, x denotes fewer than three SCRs. The data for 2006 is not yet complete.

Responsible council

2000-05

Barking and Dagenham

X

Barnsley

4

Bedfordshire

4

Birmingham

12

Blackpool UA

X

Bolton

9

Bournemouth UA

3

Bradford

4

Brent

X

Bristol UA

X

Calderdale

X

Cambridgeshire

X

Camden

X

Cheshire

5

Cornwall

X

Coventry

4

Croydon

X

Cumbria

3

Derby UA

X

Derbyshire

X

Devon

4

Doncaster

6

Durham

5

Ealing

X

Enfield

X

Essex

5

Gloucestershire

3

Hackney

X

Hartlepool UA

4

Havering

4

Hertfordshire

7

Hounslow

X

Isle of Wight UA

X

Islington

X

Kent

X

Kingston Upon Hull UA

X

Kingston Upon Thames

3

Kirklees

4

Knowsley

X

Lambeth

X

Lancashire

5

Leeds

4

Leicester UA

X

Leicestershire

X

Lewisham

3

Lincolnshire

3

Liverpool

X

Luton UA

5

Manchester

12

Medway Towns UA

X

Newcastle Upon Tyne

X

Newham

8

Norfolk

X

North Lincolnshire UA

5

North Somerset UA

X

North Yorkshire

X

Northamptonshire

11

Northumberland

X

Nottingham UA

X

Nottinghamshire

7

Oldham

3

Other

X

Plymouth UA

3

Rochdale

X

Rotherham

X

Sandwell

3

Sheffield

3

Solihull

X

Somerset

X

South Gloucestershire UA

X

Southend-on-Sea UA

X

Southwark

X

St. Helens

X

Stockport

X

Stockton-on-Tees UA

3

Stoke-on-Trent UA

5

Suffolk

6

Sunderland

X

Surrey

X

Sutton

X

Swindon UA

6

Tameside

X

Thurrock UA

X

Torbay UA

X

Trafford

3

Wakefield

6

Waltham Forest

4

Warwickshire

X

Westminster

X

Wigan

3

Wirral

X

Wolverhampton

3

Worcestershire

X