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Safeguarding Adult Reviews and Learning Briefs

18/03/2021

Safeguarding Adult Reviews

A Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) 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 Consideration Panel 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). The SAR Subgroup is responsible for assuring the Sheffield Adult Safeguarding Partnership recommendations and actions coming out of reviews have been addressed by the partnership and individual agencies.

Criteria

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 OR

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

The SAR Process

 For information about the SAR process, please refer to the following documents: 

Making a SAR Referral

To make a referral, please use the following form Safeguarding Adult Review Referral Form.

When making a referral please ensure that you provide as much relevant detail as possible. Referrals must be reviewed and authorised by a senior manager and sent to sasp@sheffield.gov.uk. If you have any questions please dont hesitate to contact us. 


Learning from Reviews

Learning briefs are short summary documents intended to share key learning from the various case reviews carried out by SASP, including Safeguarding Adult Reviews, learning lessons reviews and other themed audits.

Learning Briefs Full reports
Person A Learning Learnt Review  Brief
Person B Learning Learnt Review Brief
Person C Learning Learnt Review Brief
Person D Safeguarding Adults Review Learning Brief Person D Safeguarding Adults Review Full  Report
Person E Safeguarding Adults Review Learning Brief Person E Safeguarding Adults Review Full Report
Person F Safeguarding Adults Review Learning Brief Person F Safeguarding Adults Review Full Report
Harris Safeguarding Adults Review Learning Brief Harris Safeguarding Adults Review Full Report
Person I Safeguarding Adults Review Learning Brief Person I Safeguarding Adults Review Executive Summary

Multi Agency Case Audit William Learning Brief

Self-Neglect Briefing – Learning from Multi Agency Case Audit William

 

Sam Safeguarding Adults Review Learning Brief

Sam Safeguarding Adults Review Full Report

When a Safeguarding Adults Review is completed and lessons identified, the report is published on this page of our website along with a Learning Brief.


SAR DHR Newsletters

Quarterly, SASP and DACT (Domestic Abuse Coordination Team) produce a SAR-DHR Newsletter, looking at themes and learning coming from reviews in the city, such a Safeguarding Adult Reviews and Domestic Homicide Reviews. We often see cross-cutting themes across these reviews. Newsletters so far have looked at Carers, Adult Family Violence, Non-engagement, Was Not Bought and Trauma Informed Practice. Here are the past editions of those newsletters. 

August 2022

December 2022 - Focus: Adult Family Violence and Was Not Bought/Non engagement

February 2023 - Focus: Carers

May 2023 - Focus: Trauma Informed Practice

August 2023 - Focus: Professional Curiosity

October 2023 - Focus: Coercion and Control

January 2024 - Focus: Engagement

April 2024 - Focus: Mental Health


Dementia and Domestic Abuse

This briefing provides information for professionals on Dementia and domestic abuse.

https://sheffielddact.org.uk/domestic-abuse/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/12/Dementia-and-Domestic-Abuse-Dec-2020-Final-.pdf