Safeguarding Adult Reviews
Formerly known as Serious Case Reviews, Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SARs) are now a statutory duty under the Care Act for SABs to undertake. This is when:
- an adult 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.
- an adult is still alive but has experienced serious neglect or abuse and there is concern that partner agencies could have worked more effectively to protect the adult.
The purpose of having a Safeguarding Adult Review is not to reinvestigate or to apportion blame, it is to:
- establish whether there are any lessons to be learnt from the circumstances of the case, about the way in which local professionals and agencies work together to safeguard adults,
- review the effectiveness of procedures,
- inform and improve local inter-agency practice,
- improve practice by acting on learning, and,
- highlight good practice.
Please click here to download a copy of the Sussex Safeguarding Adult Review protocol. Any professional can make a referral. The SAR referral form is included as an appendix.
Safeguarding Adult Reviews undertaken