It is the normal expectation that Local Child Safeguarding Practice Review (LCSPR) reports will be published on the OSCP website. Published reports will be publicly available for at least one year. Should there be a valid reason why it is considered inappropriate to publish, any information about the improvements that are to be made following the review must still be shared.
OSCP reports will normally be accompanied by a learning pack of resources, which will enable managers to cascade the learning from the review across their own organisations. These learning resources will remain available on the website.
The safeguarding partners will have ensured that the final report includes:
• a summary of any recommended improvements to be made
• an analysis of any systemic or underlying reasons why actions were taken or not
Any recommendations will be clear about the requirements on relevant agencies and will be focussed on improving outcomes for children.
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OSCP have benefitted from a recent peer review by colleagues from the Surrey Safeguarding partnership. Key lines of enquiry were jointly agreed and the review was conducted during September/October 2021.
The reviewers attended a number of meetings, carried out a partnership survey and conducted a series of meetings with statutory partners, subgroup chairs, young people and representatives for VCS.
The final report is now available, having been presented to the partnership at their development meeting in December 2021. The learning arising from this report is contributing to OSCP forward planning for 2022/23.
The Child Safeguarding Practice Review - Child C has now been archived. However, the associated learning pack for professionals can be found here
All reports will have been shared with the National Panel and the Secretary of State before publication.
It is expected that the report will be completed and published as soon as possible and no later than six months from the date of the decision to initiate a review, although this may depend on the nature and complexity of the case. Other proceedings may have an impact on or delay publication, for example an ongoing criminal investigation, inquest or future prosecution.
Reports are presented with care, in order to best manage the impact of the publication on children, family members, practitioners and others closely affected by the case and will be written in such a way as to avoid harming the welfare of any children (or vulnerable adults) involved in the case.