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Children: Social Services

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 7 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent estimate he has made of the cost of conducting a serious case review. (307266)

The costs of conducting a serious case review are not held centrally. It is the responsibility of each Local Safeguarding Children Board to undertake a serious case review where appropriate. The costs will vary considerably depending on the complexity of the case and the cost of the independent overview author.