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Safeguarding adults reviews (SARs)

One of the core duties of a Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB), under Section 44 of the Care Act 2014, is to review cases in its area (in this instance, Leicester).

The Safeguarding Adults Board will review cases where an adult with needs for care and support: 

  • Has died and the death resulted from abuse and neglect, or
  • Is alive and the SAB knows or suspects that they have experienced serious abuse or neglect.

Importantly, safeguarding adults reviews are about how agencies worked together to safeguard adults; they are in their nature multi-agency reviews. For a review to be mandatory in legislation, there must be reasonable cause for concern about how the Safeguarding Adults Board, its members (or others with relevant functions) worked together to safeguard the adult.

Our safeguarding adults review policy along with our published reviews can be found below.

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