In May 2022, the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel published their review looking at the circumstances leading up to the deaths of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson in 2020. The review explores why the public services and systems designed to protect Arthur and Star were not able to do so. It also looks at wider issues and evidence from serious safeguarding incidents reviewed by the Panel in the last three years.
The full report can be found here: Child Protection in England – May 2022 (publishing.service.gov.uk).
The Panel has also published a five page briefing for professionals summarising the key learning points and includes questions that practitioners might want to reflect upon either individually, as part of supervision, or within team meetings/group supervision. These include:
To help cascade learning from the review, the Panel are hosting a series of webinars. Frontline professionals and team managers are encouraged to sign up for a webinar on Thursday 30th June, 1pm to 2pm. The focus will be on the lessons for those who work directly with children and their families. Please share the following link register within your teams: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/webinar-for-safeguarding-professionals-tickets-349738807187