Professionals and providers

Safeguarding adults reviews

Section 44 of the Care Act 2014 sets out the circumstances in which the local Safeguarding Adults Board is required to commission a Safeguarding Adults Review (previously known as a Serious Care Review).

The Safeguarding Adults Board must arrange for there to be a review of a case involving an adult in its area with care and support needs if there is reasonable cause for concern about how the Safeguarding Adults Board, members of it or other persons with relevant functions worked together to safeguard the adult, and

  • The adult has died, and the Safeguarding Adults Board knows or suspects that the death resulted from abuse or neglect (whether or not it knew about or suspected the abuse or neglect before the adult died); or
  • The adult is still alive, and the Safeguarding Adults Board knows or suspects that the adult has experienced serious abuse or neglect.

Hounslow’s Safeguarding Adult Review Policy and Procedure sets out how SARs will be carried out in Hounslow.

Publication of SARs

A summary of completed SARs is included in the Safeguarding Adults Board’s Annual Report, which can be found on the Safeguarding Adults Board  webpage.

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