Michael Gove – 2013 Comments on the Serious Case Review Panel

The comments made by Michael Gove, the then Secretary of State for Education, on 6 June 2013.

We must ensure that in the most tragic cases the right lessons are learned so the same mistakes do not happen time and time again.

The independent SCR panel members are experts in their field and will bring much needed independent, rigorous scrutiny to the system – advising, supporting and challenging LSCBs to do better at completing and publishing SCRs.

It is only by identifying where things do not work that we can help professionals and managers across the country to improve frontline practice, and ensure that the most tragic cases we have seen over the years are never repeated.