When a child dies, and abuse or neglect are known or suspected to be a factor in the death, local organisations should consider immediately whether there are other children at risk of harm who require safeguarding.

In such circumstances the Wolverhampton Safeguarding Children Board always conducts a Serious Case Review into the involvement of organisations and professionals with the child and family to;

  • Establish whether there are lessons to be learned from the case about the way professionals and agencies work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children 
  • Identify clearly what those lessons are, how they will be acted upon, and what is expected to change as a result
  • Improve inter-agency working to better safeguard and promote the welfare of children. 

To see more detail about how Serious Case Reviews are conducted in Wolverhampton, please go to our Child Deaths and Serious Case Reviews Procedure.


Most recent Serious Case Review - Child 'G'

The most recent serious case review published is into the death of a little boy aged 2 years and 9 months (referred to in the report as Child 'G') who was murdered by his mother's partner on 22 November 2016. He had been taken to New Cross Hospital the previous evening and was found to have a number of injuries ranging in age and severity. He sadly passed away in the early hours of the morning following his admission to hospital.

Click on the link in the table below to download the Overview Report.


Previous Serious Case Review summaries

At the end of each Serious Case Review, a full ‘Overview Report' is completed, together with an Executive Summary.

For Executive Summaries published in the last 12 months, click on the links below.

If you wish to access earlier Serious Case Review Executive Summaries contact us

Name of Publication Date published
Learning Lessons Briefing in respect of the Serious Case Review for Child 'G' 31st January 2018
Serious Case Review into the death of 'Child G' 5th January 2018
Learning Lessons briefing - Child F 20th April 2017
Overview Report into the death of Child 'F' 6th April 2017
Learning Lessons Briefing - Family E 17th January 2017 
Learning Lessons Briefing - RK 17th January 2017 
Serious Case Review into circumstances of Family 'E' 26th September 2016
Rebecca Kandare SCR press release and all documents/video 21st March 2016
Child S(1) Learning Lessons Briefing February 2014
SCIE Learning Lessons Briefing - Child J February 2014
Daniel Jones - Press Release 20th December 2013
Video statement on publication of Daniel Jones' SCR 20th December 2013
Overview Report - Daniel Jones 20th December 2013
Daniel Jones SCR WSCB Action Plan 20th December 2013
Daniel Jones SCR Single Agencies Action Plan 20th December 2013
Child FJ - Press Release 4th November 2013
Executive Summary Child FJ 4th November 2013
Child FJ - Action Plan 4th November 2013
Executive Summary Child J 23rd June 2011

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