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Publications

All reports published pre-September 2019 publications were done as the Lambeth Safeguarding Children Board

Summary: Baby N
Local Learning Review

Case summary:

Pre-birth and post natal safeguarding; neglect; risk assessment

Key themes: 

  • Balancing relationship-building with boundaries

  • Professional challenge

  • Roles for Partner agencies when a child is under Police Protection.

University of Bedfordshire - Building Safety Report

Overview:

A snapshot of the consequences of risk can be seen just in the 10 months  where two boys were tragically killed, eighteen children and young people were seriously injured with a weapon.

Key themes: 

  • Contextual safeguarding

  • Safeguarding black boys & young men

  • Professional difference

Multi-agency audit

Childhood and Adolescent Neglect

Overview:

An audit of the multi-agency response to child and adolescents at risk of neglect

Key themes: 

  • The importance of relationships

  • The need to fully understand a family's complex context

  • Family Group Conferences as an opportunity 

LSCP Annual Report
2021-2022

Overview:  

This annual report summarises the work of the LSCP over 2021-2022.

Key themes / Reflections: 

  • Workforce development

  • Contextual Safeguarding

  • Multi-agency levels of need document

  • Neglect Strategy & Toolkit

  • Making Lambeth Trauma Informed

  • Completing good quality reviews

LSCB Annual Report

2018-19

Overview:

The last Annual Report of the outgoing Lambeth Safeguarding Children Board

Key themes: 

  • The view from the Chair

  • Progress against the Business Plan

  • The new arrangements

Child Angela Safeguarding Practice Review Report

Overview:

"Angela" was subjected to serious sexual abuse by her mother's partner. This review arrives at important recommendations to improve our ability to safeguard children who are sexually abused, as well as those who are neglected.  

Key themes: 

  • Child Sexual Abuse

  • Neglect & Domestic Abuse

  • Professional difference

Multi-agency FGM Audit

Overview:

A multiagency audit of six cases of girls and young women who had experienced, or were considered at risk, of experiencing FGM. 

Key themes: 

  • Signposting to local specialist support

  • Mandatory reporting duty

  • Embed multiagency communication

Child K

Serious Case Review

Case summary:

Child fatally assaulted by mother's partner

Key themes: 

  • Monitoring of offenders on Probation

  • Improved information sharing between professionals

  • The voice of the child 

LSCP Annual Report
2020-2021

Overview:  

A review of 2020-2021 - the successes, the challenges and the plans for the future. 

Key themes / Reflections: 

  • COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Structural Inequality & Racism

  • Gender-based Violence

  • Priorities for and beyond 2020-21​

Child Dawit Safeguarding Practice Review Report

Overview:

In May 2021, 16-year-old “Dawit” was found hanged in the building in which he resided. He was found by his younger brother. He was suspended by a rope. London Ambulance Service and Police attended. There was no suspicion of 3rd party involvement.  

Key themes: 

  • Suicide

  • Unaccompanied children arriving in the UK and parental responsibility 

Case Study of "Jack"

following a Serious Case Review

Overview:

"Jack" was seriously injured by a member of his household after telling professionals he felt under threat. 

Key themes: 

  • Partnership Working Together protocols

  • Response to school exclusion

Child L

Serious Case Review

Case summary:

Baby ingested Class A Drug

Key themes: 

  • Domestic abuse

  • Parental drug use

  • Parental mental health

  • Supporting highly mobile families

LSCP Annual Report

2019-2020

Overview:

The new partnership arrangements in action; a review of 2019-2020

Key themes: 

  • Neglect audit

  • View from the Independent Scrutineer

  • Priorities for 2020-21​

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