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Further Information

Safeguarding Adults Review (SARs)

One of the Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) core statutory duties is to conduct any safeguarding adults review in accordance with Section 44 of the Care Act. Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SARs) provide an opportunity to learn lessons when abuse or neglect is suspected to be a factor in the death or serious harm of an adult with care and support needs. 

Click here for the criteria for a SAR.

It is the responsibility of all partner agencies to make a referral for an SAR where there are reasonable grounds to consider the criteria for an SAR may be met. Partner agencies should not draw their own conclusions on whether the criteria is met in borderline or unclear cases, but should make a referral to the Safeguarding Adult Review Group (SARG).

The SARG receives all SAR referrals and consider whether the referral meets the criteria to conduct a SAR, or whether any other action should be carried out to ensure learning takes place. Please see below for the meeting dates for SARG.

Safeguarding Adults Review Policy & Procedure

SAR Policy and Procedures

Safeguarding Adults Review Referral Form (SAR1)

IMPORTANT - do not use the SAR1 form to make a safeguarding adult referral. To make a referral please ring 0344 800 8020 

PLEASE NOTE - the SAR1 is an editable pdf form, to complete the form please follow the steps below:

1) Click File at the top left of the form, then click Save As and save the form to your computer with a suitable file name so that it is identifiable

2) Complete the form on the copy on your computer, save it again then click outside the box to ensure that your cursor is not in any of the blue fields

3) Click on the envelope icon at the top of the page (left of the magnifying glass) and email the form to nsabchair@norfolk.gov.uk 

Please email completed SAR1 referral forms to:nsabchair@norfolk.gov.uk


Safeguarding Adults Review Group (SARG) meeting dates: 2018

As soon as a new SAR referral is received, the SARG member agencies are asked to review their records and bring any information they may have for that individual to the SARG meeting. To allow time for this, the agenda closes eight working days before each meeting. Referrals received after the agenda closure in one month will be added to the next month’s meeting agenda. See below:

Date of Meeting

Agenda Closed

Agenda Papers Circulated

Wednesday 14 March

Thursday 1 March

Friday 2 March

Wednesday 18 April

Thursday 5 April

Friday 6 April

Tuesday 1 May

Wednesday 18 April

Friday 19 April

Tuesday 5 June

Thursday 24 May

Friday 25 May

Tuesday 3 July

Thursday 21 June

Friday 22 June

Tuesday 7 August

Thursday 26 July

Friday 27 July

Tuesday 4 September

Wednesday 22 August

Thursday 23 August

Tuesday 2 October

Thursday 20 September

Friday 21 September

Tuesday 6 November

Thursday 25 October

Friday 26 October

Tuesday 4 December

Thursday 22 November

Friday 23 November


* Adjusted due to Christmas holiday period