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31 October 2018
By Rebecca Avery

KSCB Child G Serious Case Review Published

Kent Safeguarding Children Board (KSCB) have published the Child G Serious Case Review. The overview report and briefing paper are available on the the KSCB website.

This Serious Case Review (SCR) is in respect of a child to be known as Child G. She was two months old when she died while in the care of her parents in 2017. Her father admitted manslaughter. He was convicted and received a custodial sentence in June 2018. Child G died from injuries consistent with being shaken.

Learning has been identified for agencies, including:

  • The need to assess and provide support and services to both parents, regardless of gender.
  • When a parent is vulnerable, professionals may struggle to identify that they are not meaningfully engaging with services.
  • The importance of supervision and clear processes for professionals to follow if they are not receiving supervision as required.
  • The need for ongoing communication and information sharing around, and following, transitions between services.
  • The need for a timely response to any decline in a family’s situation, particularly bearing in mind the vulnerability of very young babies.