Public Sector Network Tender Alert


Improving the quality of Serious Case Reviews

The Department for Education is seeking to procure support services for individuals who are involved in leading Serious Case Reviews (SCRs) and preparing SCR reports for publication. The contract is intended to begin in January 2013 and will complete in March 2014. The successful supplier will be required to demonstrate a good understanding of child protection work, systems approaches to investigations and good report writing. The Department envisages that the successful supplier will develop a programme of support for individuals involved in reviewing SCRs. The programme should focus on enabling individuals to write SCR reports which: • provide a sound analysis of what happened in the case and why, and what needs to happen in order to reduce the risk of recurrence; • are written in plain English and can be understood easily by professionals and the public alike; • are suitable for publication without needing to be amended or redacted, for example they will not contain personal data which needs to be protected; and • provides clarity for providers and commissioners about what a good report looks like and how it could and should be used.

Ref: 1027 SCRR/2012,


Department for Education
Child Protection Division,Ground Floor, Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street
Steve Williams
0207 783 8034

Contract value: 100000.00 - 150000.00GBP

Published: 26 Oct 2012, Receipt by: 23 Nov 2012