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Safeguarding Adult Reviews


Safeguarding Adult Reviews.

A Safeguarding Adult Review is a multi-agency process that considers whether or not serious harm experienced by an adult or group of adults at risk of abuse or neglect, could have been predicted or prevented and uses that consideration to develop learning that enables the partnership to improve services and prevent abuse and neglect in the future.

The SAR Sub-Group of the Sheffield Adult Safeguarding Partnership (SASP) is responsible for recommending the commissioning of Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SARs) in line with the Care Act 2014 Guidance (Chapter 14), managing the process and assuring the Sheffield Adult Safeguarding Partnership those recommendations and actions have been addressed by the partnership and individual agencies.


The  SAR process is only relevant to an adult with care and support needs in the area if:

a) 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

and either of the following conditions are met—

b1) The adult has died, and the Safeguarding Adult 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)


b2) The adult is still alive, and the SAB knows or suspects that the adult has experienced serious abuse or neglect.



The overriding purpose of a Safeguarding Adult review is to learn lessons and improve practice and inter-agency working.

Click SAR protocol to access information about the process.

To make a referral click on the following form:  Safeguarding Adult Review Referral Form