Safeguarding Adults Reviews
Section 44 of the Care Act 2014 requires the Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) to arrange a Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR) when an adult in its area dies as a result of known or suspected abuse or neglect and there is concern that partner agencies could have worked more effectively to protect the adult
SABs seek to determine what the relevant agencies and individuals involved in the case might have done differently that could have prevented harm or death. This is so that lessons can be learned from the case and those lessons applied to future cases to prevent similar harm occurring again.
A SAR can:
- look at any lessons that can be learnt from the case about the way professionals and agencies worked together
- review the effectiveness of safeguarding adults procedures
- inform and improve practice
- identify what can be done better to avoid a similar circumstance from reoccurring
Learning from Safeguarding Adult Reviews will be shared widely within local organisations and through the SAB website and newsletter.
The SAB has an agreed Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR) framework which sets out the process for requesting a SAR.
Anyone can make a referral for a SAR using the following form
SAR reports and documents published by this Board: