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Social Services: Doncaster

Volume 508: debated on Monday 29 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether the report entitled Organisation and Management Review of Duty and Assessment and Urban CSSW Teams written by Bron Sanders for Doncaster metropolitan borough council in March 2007 was taken into account in the preparation of the full serious case review into the death of Child AO6 in Doncaster which was published in executive summary in July 2007. (316197)

[holding answer 8 February 2010]: The preparation and content of serious case reviews are the responsibility of the appropriate Local Safeguarding Children Board, in accordance with statutory guidance contained in the Government publication “Working Together To Safeguard Children”. In the case mentioned, it would have been for Doncaster Safeguarding Children Board to decide what reports to take into account when undertaking the serious case review.