A SERIOUS case review is underway into child abuse in Croydon. No details about the incident have been released but concerns about the child's treatment were first raised in March. The review is being undertaken by Croydon Safeguarding Children Board. The police are also conducting their own investigation. A serious case review (SCR) takes place after a child dies or is seriously injured and abuse or neglect is known or suspected. The aim is to help the agencies involved, such as the police or health services, to learn lessons about how they can work better together to protect children from serious abuse. This SCR was mentioned in documents discussed at Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group's (CCG) public board meeting on June 3. It said South London Commissioning Support Unit had reported a Grade 2 child abuse (family) serious incident on behalf of the CCG's safeguarding team. "A serious case review is underway, as well as police investigation," the report added. Croydon CCG declined to comment when contacted by the Advertiser. When the NHS is involved in a SCR, a serious incident investigation is carried out in parallel by a safeguarding professional employed by the CCG.
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