10th Birthday Conference

Thursday 18th June 2020 – Midland Venue TBC

SILP is a learning model which engages practitioners in case reviews, focussing on why those involved acted in a certain way. It follows a systems methodology, as is required by Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018. SILP also highlights what is working well and patterns of good practice. Tried and tested in over 150 reviews, the  numbers involved in commissioning, participating in and delivering this model has grown. 

SILP has been described by participants as action learning, commenting on the problem-solving approach and quality of outcomes:

‘The SILP process allows for more meaningful learning, it’s less threatening for practitioners, so they are willing to engage as all agencies work together to identify the learning outcomes with the help of the facilitator.’
Designated Lead Nurse for Safeguarding

The new multi-agency safeguarding arrangements have changed the way reviews of children’s cases are commissioned. Serious case reviews have been replaced by a system of local and national reviews and delegates will have an interest in how to equip themselves with a range of techniques applicable to case reviews generally.


The Conference will combine leading speakers with a panel of those who regularly commission childrens, adults and domestic homicide reviews.

Issues to be explored will include quality in case reviews, local ownership & embedding learning from reviews, understanding coercive control, systems thinking & the interface between reviews and criminal proceedings. 


Anyone currently involved in reviews with an interest in the SILP model. This will include commissioners, practitioners, safeguarding leads, reviewers, board and sub-group members and reviewers.


Contact us at: julie@reviewconsulting.co.uk if you are interested in receiving more information or applying


Isobelle Trowler, Chief Social Worker, Children and Families qualified as a social worker in 1996. She has since held a variety of roles in the statutory, voluntary & private sectors. She is a founder member of the What Works Centre for Childrens Social Care, a member of the national panel for Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews & the National Stability Forum. She also sits on the ministerial led Family Justice Board & the Partners in Practice Governance Board.

Dr John Fox is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth. He was previously a police officer for 31 years, his last role was as Detective Superintendent and Head of Public Protection. John is experienced in the traditional SCR approach as well as having worked on reviews using SILP and SCIE methodology.