Safeguarding Adults reviews (SARS)
A Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) is a Multi-Agency review conducted by a Local Safeguarding Adults Board that The Care Act 2014 must take place when:
- an adult in its area dies as a result of abuse or neglect, whether known or suspected, and there is concern that partner agencies could have worked more effectively to protect the adult.
- when the same circumstances apply where an adult is still alive but has experienced serious neglect or abuse.
- LSABs may also arrange for a SAR in any other situations involving an adult in its area with needs for care and support.
A Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR) is a Multi-Agency review process which seeks to determine what relevant agencies and individuals involved could have done differently that could have prevented harm or a death from taking place. The purpose of a SAR is to promote effective learning and improvement, not to apportion blame.
All requests for a Safeguarding Adults Review should be made using our Safeguarding Adults Review Request form which you can download here:Safeguarding Adults Review Request Form SGSAB.
Family members and friends can also refer and should use this form:Family Safeguarding Adults Review Request Form SGSAB.
Completed forms should be returned securely to the SGSCB Business Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org