Publication of Extended Child Practice Review

Today the Mid and West Wales Safeguarding Board publishes the report of the Extended Child Practice Review, CYSUR 4 2019, authored by independent reviewers Gladys Rhodes-White OBE and Diane Beacroft.

The Review has been undertaken in accordance with statutory legislation set out in the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014 and accompanying guidance Working Together to Safeguard People – Volume 2 – Child Practice Reviews (Welsh Government, 2016).

This Child Practice Review seeks to learn lessons from a complex and tragic case. It is a case where abuse has had a longstanding impact on all the victims and involves abuse over generations in England and Wales. Professionals are still working to support the victims and will be for some time to come as they seek to build a positive future.

The case was hugely complex and was uncovered and the children protected only because a small group of professionals working in child protection from different agencies demonstrated collaboration, tenacity and resilience, which was evidenced in the Child Practice Review. There are improvements that can be made, and the Mid and West Wales Safeguarding Board (CYSUR) are committed to implementing all of the recommendations from this independently written Child Practice Review. We will be working closely with our staff and all Board agencies to ensure they are implemented.

View the Child Practice Review Report

CYSUR 4 2019 Final Report
7 Minute Briefing CYSUR 4 2019