This is the first Extended Child Practice Review Report published by the North Wales Safeguarding Board under the new framework. The report is available on the CPR page.
This Extended Child Practice Review was commissioned in December 2013 by the Chair of the then Conwy and Denbighshire Local Safeguarding Board, following the death of a 5-week old baby who was known to Denbighshire Social Services and on the Child Protection Register.
This Extended Child Practice Review Report was sent to Welsh Government in September 2015 and, under the regulations, the Welsh Government Safeguarding Team can draw in other parts of the Welsh Government and the Inspectorates Group as appropriate if any further action is needed. No further action was needed.
The independent reviewers identified several areas of good practice, such as the positive working relationship between the agencies and with the family. However, a consistent theme within the Review involved a problematic handover process and changes in personnel working with the family. The main message for agencies from this Review is the importance of all staff having access to good quality formal supervision.
An action plan has been formulated and is being monitored by the North Wales Safeguarding Children’s Board to ensure that reflection and learning has taken place across all the agencies that worked with this family