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Details of Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews (CSPRs) and Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SARs).

The governance for sign off of CSPRs and SARs can be found on the flowchart below:

Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews

Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews (CSPRs) are undertaken in some instances where a child has suffered harm in order to see what lessons can be learnt about how local professionals and organisations worked together and to make recommendations so that the welfare of children is better protected in future.

For details of Child Safeguarding Practice Review process, methodologies and referral form please visit our CSPR page

Safeguarding Adult Reviews

The Care Act 2014 requires Safeguarding Adults Boards to arrange Safeguarding Adult Reviews (previously known as Serious Case Reviews) if there are concerns that agencies could have worked more effectively to protect an adult from serious harm or abuse whether the adult has died or not.

The purpose of a Safeguarding Adult Review is not to re-investigate or apportion blame but to establish whether lessons can be learnt from the circumstances of a case that may improve practice or the way in which agencies and professionals work together to safeguard vulnerable adults.

For more information relating to Safeguarding Adult Reviews please visit our SAR page

Learning from Reviews

DSPP publish learning from local and national reviews that have been undertaken. These can be accessed via the Learning Zone.