Learning Reviews

Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews

As described in Working Together 2023, Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews are the statutory reviews held in response to notifiable serious incidents.

Bexley S.H.I.E.L.D. Serious Incident Procedures

These procedures were originally revised in November 2019 and more recently in August 2022 and seek to support Bexley S.H.I.E.L.D. and its partners to ensure robust systems are in place for reporting, investigating and responding to serious incidents so lessons are learned and appropriate action taken to prevent future harm. They comply with statutory guidance set out in Chapter 5, Working Together 2023 and with the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel guidance for safeguarding partners issued in September 2022.

Any member of staff may make a notification to Bexley S.H.I.E.L.D. regarding a serious incident, however, it is advisable to first discuss this with the safeguarding lead in your organisation. The Serious Incident Notification Form must be completed as fully as possible and emailed to shield@bexley.gov.uk no later than five working days of becoming aware that a serious incident has occurred. A copy of the notification form is available at Appendix 1 of the procedures.

The procedures can be downloaded here:

S.H.I.E.L.D. Serious Incident Procedures

Local partnership reviews

The following guidance for practitioners was produced in relation to a local partnership review carried out in Bexley (this review did not meet the criteria for a Local Child Safeguarding Practice Review):

Serious Case Reviews (carried out in line with previous Working Together guidance 2013/2015)

Bexley Safeguarding Children’s Board completed three Serious Case Reviews between 2014 and 2018:

learning reviews