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Serious Case Review: In respect of the death of Keanu Williams: Combined Appendices

It should be noted that this Serious Case Review was undertaken during the year 2011 following Keanu William’s death in January 2011.The original Overview Report was concluded in January 2012 pending the outcome of the criminal proceedings and thereafter the involvement of the family to contribute to the Review.

The Terms of Reference and the Review were therefore carried out in accordance with section 7 of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970 and section 11 and 16 of the Children Act 2004 and the statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children 2010, chapter 8.

The Review also took account of the letters sent on the 22nd September 2010 by Tim Loughton, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families and Jeanette Pugh, Director of the Safeguarding Group, October 1st 2010 with additional guidance.

Additionally, in December 2011 a letter was issued by John Goldup, National Director, Development and Strategy, Ofsted. The letter clarified that from January 2012 the Ofsted evaluations of SCRs would be more streamlined with a greater focus on identifying and learning in order to support improvements in professional practice to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. A Consultation process of the Working Together Guidance took place during 2012 leading to the guidance being revised. The Overview Report has been revised following an update Serious Case Review Panel meeting in March 2013 and the report format has been changed at the request of the Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board to comply with the requirements in the new Working Together to Safeguard Children guidance of March 2013.The original Terms of Reference have not been changed and the review was carried out during 2011 in accordance with the original terms of reference which encompassed Keanu and two Siblings.