Learning from Newham

A Serious Case Review (SCR) was commissioned by Newham Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB) following a notification of the death of Chris, a fourteen year old boy of Caribbean heritage. Chris was shot at close range in Newham and was transported to the Royal London Hospital, were he later died.

This SCR Briefing is a short synopsis of the recommendations that were forthcoming from the review. 

The report makes 13 recommendations – Primarily for the local authorities involved, although these should always be considered against both local and national practice and procedures.

The review provides a message to all to all of us that there needs to be more effort made to recognise exploitation of children our area.