Staff Briefing: W&X SCR

Brighton & Hove Local Safeguarding Children Board undertook a Serious Case Review (SCR) to evaluate multi-agency responses to vulnerable young people at risk of exploitation through radicalisation. It follows the deaths of two brothers, ‘W’ & ‘X,’ in Syria in 2014. They had received services from local agencies in the Brighton & Hove area before leaving the UK.

This Serious Case Review identified 13 findings about the safeguarding system in Brighton & Hove, grouped into four priority areas:

Please read our Briefing for Front-line Staff which will give you an overview of these issues and pose a series of questions to help you consider the implications for your practice. We will also be holding some three-hour seminars to more fully explore the findings in a multi-agency forum – see below for more details.

If you work with children & families in Brighton & Hove, there may also be additional specific actions & recommendations for your agency and your role. Please ask your manager, or contact your representative on the LSCB.

You can read the full report here 

Learning from Case Review Seminars

Tuesday 28 November / Thursday 30 November 2017 – 3 hours

It is important if Brighton & Hove is to become a safer place for children to live for everyone to embrace the learning from reviews and take the necessary steps to help put right the issues identified. This briefing session will share the learning and key messages from the Siblings W&X SCR published in July 2017, and provide practitioners across the partnership with an opportunity to consider the findings about the effectiveness of local practice.

This event is part of the Safeguarding Sussex Week.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To inform partner agencies of the key learning points made by the review team
  • To allow agencies to review their own particular practice
  • To consider how agencies can implement any changes of practice


To book a place on our safeguarding training use the Brighton & Hove Learning Gateway or follow the links below: