Serious Case Reviews and Inquiry Reports: Investigating the Emotional, Sensory and Relational Dimensions of Child Protection

  • Sharon Pinkney


Within this chapter, three child abuse inquiry and Serious Case Review reports are explored to understand the contemporary landscape of Children’s Services and the ongoing challenges involved in protecting children and young people from harm. These are Victoria Climbié (Laming. The Victoria Climbié inquiry: report of an inquiry. Department of Health. HMSO, London, 2003), Hamza Khan (BSCB. Serious case review, Hamzah Khan. The overview report, November 2013) and the Jay Report (Independent inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham, 1997–2013. Rotherham MBC, Rotherham, 2014) on child sexual exploitation. They are reviewed within the context of the critical interdisciplinary perspective developed in the earlier chapters. The aim is to understand how the sensory, emotional and relational perspectives provide a further context for understanding these cases. The chapter examines multi-professional teamworking in the UK (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hubs) and internationally (Barnahus) developed to ensure the services are child centred.


Serious Case Reviews Children’s Services Child protection Victoria Climbié Hamza Khan The Jay Report Child sexual exploitation Multi-professional teamworking 


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  • Sharon Pinkney
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  1. 1.Carnegie School of EducationLeeds Beckett UniversityLeedsUK

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