Project: Biennial Analysis of Serious Case Reviews 2005-7 

Funder: Department of Children Schools and Families

Dates: 2007 – 2008

Research Team: Professor Marian Brandon, Sue Bailey, Dr Pippa Belderson, Dr Ruth Gardiner, Dr Peter Sidebotham, Dr Jane Dodsworth, Catherine Warren and Jane Black

This national study of serious case reviews (cases of child death or serious abuse) notified to the English government from 2005-7 will use the same methodology as the previous study (see below) and compare findings from both studies to uncover themes and trends to inform policy and practice


Brandon, M., Bailey, S., Belderson, P., Gardner, R., Sidebotham, P., Dodsworth, J., Warren, C., and Black, J., (2009) Understanding Serious Case Reviews and their Impact: A biennial analysis of serious case reviews 2005-7, Department for Children Schools and Families, Research Report DCSF-RR129. Click here for the full report.

Woodman, J.,  Brandon, M,., Bailey, S., Belderson, P. Sidebotham, P and Gilbert, R. (2011) Healthcare use by children fatally or seriously harmed by maltreatment: analysis of a national case series 2005-2007, Archives of Diseases in Childhood, 96:270-275 doi:10.1136/adc.2010.190314.