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Undertaking Serious Case Reviews using the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) Learning Together systems model: lessons from the pilots

The overarching aim of the evaluation was to review the strengths and limitations of the SCIE Learning Together model for the conduct of SCRs compared to traditional SCR processes

Since October 2011 three LSCBs have been granted dispensation to set aside the requirements outlined in Chapter 8 of Working Together to Safeguard Children (HM Government, 2010) in order to pilot the SCIE Learning Together model for the conduct of SCRs. The timetable for completion of the study meant that it was possible to undertake in-depth work in two of these LSCBs (see below for further details) and in the third an interview was conducted to capture learning from this pilot, including detailed information concerning issues arising from running a SCIE Learning Together SCR in parallel with criminal proceedings.