Brent Local Safeguarding Adults Board

If you think an adult at risk
is suffering abuse or neglect email
safeguardingadults@brent.gov.uk

or call 020 8937 4300

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If you think an adult at risk is suffering abuse or neglect!
E‑mail: safeguardingadults@brent.gov.uk

Tel: 020 8937 4300

The Safeguarding Adults Board

What is a Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR)?

Section 44 of the Care Act 2014 told SABs that it must arrange a SAR when there is concern that the SAB or partner agencies could have worked more effectively to safeguard an adult in its area with care and support needs in the following circumstances:

  1. The adult dies as a result of abuse or neglect, whether known or suspected, and
  2. The adult has not died, but the SAB knows or suspects that the adult has experienced serious abuse or neglect.

The purpose of the SAR is not to blame agencies for any mistakes that may have been made. Its purpose is to learn lessons. A SAR should be completed by an independent person suitably qualified to look into what happened and make recommendations so that agencies can learn from events and make changes to ensure something similar does not happen again in future.

Some SAR’s are published some are not. This depends on the circumstances. Published SAR’s can be found on this website.

What if the criteria for a SAR are not met?

Where the SAB agrees that a situation does not meet the criteria but agencies will benefit from a review of actions other methodologies can be considered. These include: