The Barnet Safeguarding Children Partnership

New referral process for serious safeguarding cases

One of our core statutory duties as Barnet Safeguarding Children Partnership is to respond to serious safeguarding cases and identify learning for local agencies.

We have recently updated our Rapid Review process for serious safeguarding cases in line with national best practice. Please see our updated referral document and our webpage for more information. 

We will carry out a Rapid Review with multi-agency partners to consider the case and see if there is potential learning if a case meets the following criteria:

  • Abuse or neglect of a child is known or suspected 
  • Either the child has died or suffered significant harm (including long-term mental health impacts)
  • There is cause for concern about the way agencies worked together.

If Barnet local authority decide to submit a serious incident notification to Ofsted we must carry out a Rapid Review.

Partners can refer other relevant cases which meet the above criteria to our Learning and Thematic Review Group by contacting and completing the referral form


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