From a traditional case review to a more complex serious case review under the terms of Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013, SILP offers a range of interventions to deliver a robust yet proportionate response. Some reviews can be completed in as little as 16 weeks, others will take up to 6 months. In some reviews we use a chronology, in others we consider key episodes or a timeline. Some boards prefer to receive recommendations, others work well with a combination of recommendations and findings.
SILP has its origins in children’s safeguarding, however, the model is now being used in adult safeguarding, for domestic homicide cases and for single agency reviews or mini-SILPs. We are interested to see a growing number of agencies using the approach eg health organisations and probation.