BASPCAN notes the comments made today by the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Professor Sally Holland, calling for families to have a greater role in Child Practice Reviews undertaken when a child dies or is seriously injured as a result of abuse or neglect (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-40431390). BASPCAN endorses this call, based on research the Association commissioned and published  in 2012 which highlighted that family involvement in child death reviews is a fundamental right; that families are uniquely positioned to represent the perspective of the child; that families often have information that is additional to the information known to professionals and agencies; and that involvement can be helpful to family members in dealing with the trauma of the loss or injury of their child or relative. The research, undertaken across all four countries in the UK, recognised that involving family members in the review of a child’s death or serious injury can be challenging, but that it enhances the robustness and quality of the learning gained from looking at these rare, but difficult events. The report of the research is available to download or via the BASPCAN office.