Learning from Reviews & Audits

WSCP undertakes reviews concerning serious incidents involving children, multi-agency audits, and provides briefings on specific safeguarding issues.

This activity generates learning to improve safeguarding systems and practice in Wakefield for professionals who work with children and families.

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Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews (CSPR)

  • CSPR of ''David'' (Published Sep 2021)
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    ”David’ was a seven-week old baby at the time of his sudden death in January 2020.

    The learning identified from this review included:

    – Awareness of reducing Sudden Infant Death in Infants (SUDI) and overlaying risk

    – Multi-agency working together

    – Presentations of neglect

    – Seeing the world of the child through their eyes

    – Service assessment, planning and intervention

    The CSPR Overview Report and Executive Summary can be accessed below:

    CSPR ”David” Overview Report

    ”David” Executive Summary

  • CSPR of ''Jason'' (Published May 2021)
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    ”Jason” was a three month old baby at the time of his sudden death in October 2019.

    The learning identified from this review included:

    – Awareness of reducing Sudden Infant Death in Infants (SUDI) and overlaying risk

    – Multi-agency working together

    – Presentations of neglect

    – Seeing the world of the child through their eyes

    – Service assessment, planning and intervention

    The CSPR Overview Report can be accessed below:

    CSPR ”Jason” Overview Report


Child Safeguarding Masterclasses


7 Point Briefings

  • Child Exploitation Multi-Agency Audit (Published March 2022)
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    WSCP carried out a deep dive multi-agency audit into how agencies safeguard children who are vulnerable or are being subjected to Child Exploitation.

    To view a summary of the audit findings, access the 7 Point Briefing below:

    Child Exploitation 7 Point Briefing

  • Private Fostering Multi-Agency Audit (Published Sep 2021)
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    WSCP carried out a deep dive multi-agency audit into how agencies safeguard children subject to a Private Fostering (PF) Arrangement. The audit considered seven children who were subject to an arrangement.

    To view a summary of the audit findings, access the 7 Point Briefing below:

    Private Fostering 7 Point Briefing

  • Safeguarding Young Babies Multi-Agency Audit (Published Aug 2021)
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    WSCP carried out a deep dive multi-agency audit into how agencies identified and responded to young babies at risk of harm in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. The audit considered eight cases of families who were subject to a Child Protection Plan within the past 18 months and had a new born baby within the last 6 months.

    To view a summary of the audit findings, access the 7 Point Briefing below:

    Safeguarding Young Babies 7 Point Briefing

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