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 Berkshire Safeguarding Adults Boards have developed Guidance for Multi-Agency Reviews of Serious Cases 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. Guidance for Multi-Agency Reviews of Serious Cases
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.
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 Learning from Experience Database developed by Hampshire's SAB contains links to national and local serious case reviews, reports and inquiries (both historic and current) and aims to support the dissemination of the learning arising from these and in doing so promote evidence based practice.