Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SARs) are about learning lessons for the future. They will make sure that Safeguarding Adults Boards get the full picture of what went wrong, so that all organisations involved can improve their practice.
The SAR Panel has developed a process for SARs in order to ensure that:
This document sets out the Boards’ expectations for a Safeguarding Adult Review of a serious case, within which there is room for professional judgement and flexibility.
Under the Care Act each member of the SAB must co-operate in and contribute to the carrying out of a review. The Board has set out a process for Board members, managers and practitioners, in order to clarify the different roles and responsibilities of individual agencies, the Safeguarding Adults Board and its Subgroups. This includes a notification report template to be completed by anyone wishing to present a case for consideration by the SAR Panel. The SAR Panel Process and Notification Report Template can be found here.
Please contact the Boards Business Manager if you have any queries in regards to published SARs or the SAR process on Lynne.Mason@Reading.gov.uk
Practice note on Case of Margaret - new published April 2021
Practice note on Case of Henry 2020
Practice Note on the Case of Gemma 2019
Findings from the Case of Ms F 2014
Slough Safeguarding Adults Board - Mrs EE
A SAR was not undertaken for the Case of X (2017) but the Board considered learning that was already available from local and national cases so as not to duplicate efforts. In particular, the case of Mr I completed in 2016 was noted as containing similar themes.
West Berkshire Council Domestic Homicide Review 2016 executive summary. The full report and action plan can be found on West Berkshire Council's website.
Wokingham Domestic Homicide Review 2015 executive summary. The full report and action plan can be found on Wokingham Council's website.
The Safeguarding Adults Reviews library commissioned by the Department of Health is being developed jointly by Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfA) and Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), working closely with colleagues from the sector.
The Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR) library will contain reports and associated resources to support those involved in commissioning, conducting and quality assuring SARs.