What is a Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR)?
A safeguarding adult review is a statutory review set out in The Care Act 2014 Section 44 which are carried out when the Board knows or suspects that an adult with care and support needs, living in the Hampshire area, has died or has been significantly harmed as a result of abuse or neglect and there is reasonable cause for concern about how the SAB, members of it or other persons with relevant functions worked together to safeguard the adult. The purpose of a safeguarding adult review is to identify learning and apply this learning to achieve positive change.
How are SARs managed in Hampshire?
Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board has produced a policy on conducting Safeguarding Adults Reviews. This is designed to assist when deciding whether to refer a case for consideration and to understand the SAR process. Further guidance and tools can be found in the SAR Toolkit section. The HSAB Learning and Review Subgroup coordinate and maintain oversight of all SAR activity. The Terms of Reference for this group can be viewed below.
The SAR Toolkit
This section contains guidance and tools to support practitioners, partners and independent reviewers through the SAR process. These tools will up updated when required so it is important to revisit this page to ensure the current guidance and tools are being used.
Hampshire’s Published SARs
This section contains safeguarding adult reviews undertaken by the HSAB.
If you, or anyone you know, are affected by the circumstances described in these reviews there are a number of local services available that can provide you with information as well as bereavement support. A comprehensive directory is available at Connect to Support Hampshire.
4LSAB Fire Safety Development Group – Learning Briefing 2023
The purpose of this learning briefing is to communicate to all local partner agencies the key learning from the fatal fire and near miss incidents reviewed by the FSDG identified over a 12 month period.
It is important that partner agencies review the identified learning, consider their own agency procedures and to ensure that this learning is fully embedded within their organisations, to develop internal mechanisms to identify, support and effectively manage fire risk for all individuals across the 4LSAB area.
National Safeguarding Adults Reviews
SCIE have developed a national safeguarding adult review library with an aim to maximise the value of individual SARs through two different kinds of resource. One will support the quality of individual SARs and the other will enable more widespread and effective use of the learning from SARs. It is free to register with SCIE to access this library.