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Case Reviews in Wiltshire

The SVPP has a duty to identify and carry out statutory reviews where cases meet the relevant criteria. The focus of all practice or case reviews is to learn from the incident and consider how this learning can inform and improve practice across the safeguarding system. 

SVPP Partnership Practice Review Group (PPRG)

The PPRG brings together review processes for both statutory and non-statutory reviews of cases involving adults and children, including Safeguarding Adult Reviews, Rapid Reviews and Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews and Domestic Homicide Reviews.

This partnership approach is intended to:

  • reduce duplication and use skills, knowledge and capacity more efficiently
  • enable better sharing of learning across both adult and children’s safeguarding systems and workforce
  • enable better oversight and management of reviews, actions and recommendations and demands on partner agencies through a centralised coordination process

The Terms of Reference set out more information about the PPRG. 

Making a referral for a case review

The Case Review Protocol sets out the arrangements by which Wiltshire Safeguarding Vulnerable People Partnership will conduct case reviews, both statutory and non-statutory. Any agency can make a referral to the PPRG and ask for a case to be considered for a review.  If it does not meet the criteria for a statutory review the PPRG may decide to carry out a non-statutory review to ensure learning is not lost. 

To make a referral into the PPRG please use the Referral Form. Agencies referring into the PPRG will be invited to the meeting to provide more information on the referral and will be informed of the outcome and whether the case has met the criteria for a review.

Learning from Case Reviews 

Learning from case reviews helps inform practice  and it is important that we proactively engage with it In addition to information shared through the SVPP Stakeholder Network, Senior Partners and Practitioner Forum meetings case review learning is shared once reviews are published.  The SVPP share learning in the following ways:

  • Publish full statutory review reports
  • Publish a summary of the case review: 7 minute briefings
  • Publish slides that can be used within agencies  for example in team meetings or supervision
  • Virtual briefings and/or Webinars – open to all to attend to hear about the review

All resources can be found in the Learning Hub: Learning from Case Reviews.

To find out more about specific review processes and to find published reports click on the links below:

Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews

Safeguarding Adult Reviews.

Domestic Homicide Reviews.

LeDeR Reviews 

LeDeR (formerly known as the Learning from Deaths Review Programme) is a non-mandated service improvement programme which aims to improve care, reduce health inequalities and prevent premature mortality of people with a learning disability and autistic people by reviewing information about the health and social care support people received. Everyone with a learning disability aged four and above who dies and every adult (aged 18 and over) with a diagnosis of autism is eligible for a LeDeR review.  Diagnosis must be recorded in the person’s clinical record. The child death review (CDR) process reviews the deaths of all children who are aged 4-17. This will be the primary review process for children with learning disabilities and autistic children; the results are then shared with the LeDeR Programme.

Making a LeDeR Notification

Notification of a death can be made by anyone via the LeDeR website. This includes health and social care staff, administrative staff, family members and others who knew the person. If a death is notified more than once, the LeDeR system will identify this from the details provided and generate a single review for the individual. Report the death of someone with a learning disability (leder.nhs.uk)

For further information please email: bswccg.leder@nhs.net

LeDeR Reviews, Safeguarding and the SVPP

LeDeR reviews can identify concerns that require onward safeguarding referral, and this is reported to the SVPP in the usual way. The BSW LeDeR programme now reports regularly to the SVPP to share system learning and increase collaboration.