Monthly Archives: March 2022

HSAB Publication of Safeguarding Adult Reviews

The Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board has today published two independent Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SARs):

  • SAR Report for Sam – This report covers the circumstances surrounding the death in 2018 of Sam who was 22 years old.  The introductory statement, family statement, SAR Report and Learning Summary can be found on the HSAB website here:

Sam (March 2022) | Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board (hampshiresab.org.uk)

  • SAR – Self Neglect Thematic Review – This report covered the circumstances surrounding six individual cases of Self Neglect which resulted in the deaths of those involved.  The introductory statement, SAR Report and Learning Summary can be found on the HSAB website here:

Self-Neglect Thematic Review (March 2022) | Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board (hampshiresab.org.uk)

HSAB See it Stop it App update

We are very pleased to let you know that the updated HSAB App – ‘See it Stop it’ has been updated across both Android and Apple IOS platforms.  The refresh work has been led and coordinated via the HSAB Stakeholder subgroup.  The App now reflects a number of updates relating to recognising types of abuse, responding to concerns as well as how to report them, improved accessibility and presentation. Please do share this update information within your organisations/services as appropriate.

Updates should be picked up automatically by mobile devices dependant on settings, or alternatively you can visit the relevant ‘store’ and update manually.  The App can be downloaded from the bottom of the HSAB home webpage.

Carers and safeguarding: a briefing for people who work with carers

Please see the link below to a briefing from the LGA which provides an update on the ADASS Advice note ‘Carers and Safeguarding Adults’ produced in 2011 for frontline workers. The briefing brings the advice note in line with the Care Act 2014.

Carers and safeguarding: a briefing for people who work with carers | Local Government Association

It is intended to be used as a practical tool and does not seek to amend or replace existing statutory guidance that may be in place. The briefing will support the improvement in practice regarding safeguarding adults as well as safeguarding their carers.

In light of the challenges faced for carers during the pandemic, this briefing is very timely and it is encouraged to be shared with organisations/teams as appropriate.  The case studies included within the document form an excellent opportunity for appropriate professional discussion at team meetings, 1:1s and/or professional supervision.