about SILP

SILP is a tried and tested approach to reviewing cases, whether in the context of a serious case review or other form of learning activity.

SILP explores the professional’s view of the case at the time the events took place. It analyses significant events and deals not only with what happened but why it happened. SILP can show us what affected the practitioner’s actions and decision making at the time and what needs to change.

The SILP approach is rooted in systems methodology, with each review being scoped to offer a proportionate approach according to the requirements of the case. The systems focus reduces any notion of blame, and our trained SILP Lead Reviewers offer an expert approach to ensuring practitioner events invite participation without fear of being blamed for actions taken in good faith. Families and significant others are offered opportunities to engage with our reviews in a variety of ways. SILP reviews see equal value in learning from good practice highlight what went well.

SILP participants have commented :

“Good to look at the system and the process rather than just cases.”


“The SILP meeting was a powerful and enjoyable event – the amount of information shared was brilliant…”


“It was essential for each member of the group to have sight of the individual reports. It ensured that the learning day was much more effective than would otherwise have been the case.”