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Bracknell Forest and Windsor & Maidenhead Safeguarding Adults Board

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:

Making Safeguarding Personal

Making Safeguarding Personal is at the heart of the work of the SAB and all safeguarding practice. It involves an outcome focussed, person centred approach to safeguarding adults.  It arose following feedback from people who had used safeguarding services which suggested that people felt driven by a process and felt out of control. It is a personalised approach that enables safeguarding to be done with, not to, people.

Useful Documents

Strategic plan 

SAB Annual report  

SAPB Annual report 

Members' handbook

East Berkshire Ld T.O.R 

Berkshire Policy and Procedure Group Terms of Reference (April 2017) docx

SAB SAR Sub Group T.O.R 

SAB QA Sub Group T.O.R 

Board T.O.R