Safeguarding Adult Reviews
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.
The focus of Safeguarding Adult Reviews, in line with both multi-agency policy and national guidance is to:
- Learn from past experiences and the specific event examined.
- Improve future practice and outcomes by acting on learning identified by the review. Dudley Safeguarding Adults Board will develop an Action Plan for Partners when a Safeguarding Adults Review has been completed.
- Improve multi-agency working and compliance with any other multi-agency or single agency procedures, including regulated care services.
Making a SAR Referral
DSPP are now using the West Midlands Safeguarding Adults Review Referral Form. Below is a link to the West Midlands Regional Adult Safeguarding Information Hub. This has been established to host copies of all regionally agreed Policies and Procedures relating to Safeguarding Adults.
To ensure that you always use the most up-to-date version of the form, we recommend that you access it using the link below and scrolling down to the section called West Midlands Adult Safeguarding SAR Policy.
To support partners, DSPP have put together this short video on what makes a good SAR referral – we hope you find this useful:
Further information for practitioners is available below:
- SAR Helen – Published 23/05/2023
- SAR Thematic Review of self-neglect – Published 22/11/2022
- SAR Stanley – Published 12/05/2022
- SAR Adult B – Published 13/12/2021
- SAR – Andrew Strazdins
- SAR – Gary Aston
DSPP produce a briefing for each review, these can be accessed on our Learning from Reviews page