The purpose of a review child protection case conference is to review the decision to place a child’s name of the child protection register or where there are significant changes in the child or families circumstances. The participants will review the progress of the child protection plan, consider all new information available and decide whether the child’s name should remain on the child protection register.
Where a child is no longer considered to be at risk of significant harm and the child protection plan has been converted into a child’s plan their name should be removed from the child protection register by the review child protection case conference. The child and their family/carers may still require ongoing support and this should be managed through the child’s plan.
The first review child protection case conference should be held within three months of the initial child protection case conference. Thereafter reviews should take place six monthly or earlier if circumstances change.
National Guidance on Child Protection in Scotland (2010)