Safeguarding Adult Reviews
What is a Safeguarding Adult 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:
- The adult dies as a result of abuse or neglect, whether known or suspected, and
- 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 SARâs are published some are not. This depends on the circumstances. Published Brent SARâs can be found below.
Adult D / Sean - (published December 2020)