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Serious Case Review Quality Markers Supporting dialogue about the principles of good practice and how to achieve them

The SCR Quality Markers are intended to support commissioners and lead reviewers to commission and conduct high quality reviews. They capture principles of good practice and pose questions to help commissioners and reviewers consider how they might best achieve them. SCRs are a complex field of activity where simple rules rarely apply, so judgement is often needed. The Quality Markers are therefore designed to stimulate discussion and support informed judgements. They are not a ‘how to’ handbook because there are a variety of ways in which they can be achieved. The quality markers do not presume or promote any particular model or approach for how to achieve them. They support variety, innovation and proportionality in approaches to case reviews.