Bradford Safeguarding Children
Serious Case Reviews > Autumn SCR
This review is about Autumn and her experience of abuse,
neglect and child sexual exploitation (CSE). Autumn is a
young woman from the Bradford District who was the victim of
grooming and CSE by criminals in the District. The review
looked at the period 1 January 2010 to 30 September 2014. In
2016, 12 perpetrators were found guilty of offences relating
to Autumn and received jail sentences.
The review looks in depth at Autumnís journey, her family,
her health, the community she grew up in, and the events in
her life. In particular it focuses on what happened to her
in relation to services in the District. The review was
published on 6 December 2016.
As a direct result of Autumn, the multi-agency CSE hub was
put in place in Bradford as the place where police, social
care, health and the voluntary sector work together to
identify and support young people like Autumn who are
victims of CSE. The review showed that children reported
missing is a key indicator of CSE and the District processes
to follow up and support these young people have been
The review also identifies the important strategic steps
Bradford has taken in relation to CSE. This includes the
Districtís nine point plan to provide the leadership,
scrutiny and challenge so we can do our utmost to protect
children and young people.
On this page you will find the Serious Case Review; a
statement from the David Niven, Independent Chair of BSCB;
and a statement from Prity Patel, the independent Chair of
the Serious Case Review.
The documents were
made available at 2pm on 6 December 2016.
Click here to see a summary of the key learning from the
Autumn Serious Case Review. The report goes into
much more detail about the themes this summary is to help
strategic leads, managers and staff in partner organisations
to focus on key learning.