Briefing on National Serious Case Review: March 2018


Joint Serious Case Review Concerning Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adults with Needs for Care and Support in Newcastle-upon-Tyne


In February 2018 Newcastle Safeguarding Children Board and Newcastle Safeguarding Adults Board published a joint thematic Serious Case Review to consider and learn from sexual exploitation in Newcastle  of girls and young women from 2007-2015.

The report makes 33 recommendations – 18 for local agencies and 15 for Government, the NHS and the Crown Prosecution Service. Please read our briefing for frontline staff which summarises the report and poses a series of questions for you to reflect upon in team meetings.

The review reinforces the message to everyone that if you do not recognise sexual exploitation of children and vulnerable adults in your area it is because you are not looking hard enough. 

Read the full report here 



The LSCB provide two training courses looking at the exploitation of Children & Young People. The first

Preventing Exploitation of Children & Young People  looks at different ways that children & young people may be exploited by those who have power over them by virtue of their age, gender, intellect, physical strength and/or economic or other resources.

The second day, Working with Young People at Risk of Exploitation, explores ways of working directly with young people around exploitation in more detail and encourages familiarisation with the resources available, with an enhanced focus on online safety and police disruption techniques

Both days are facilitated in partnership with The Wise Project and you can book a place through the Brighton & Hove Learning Gateway 


Further reading & useful websites