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An Overview of Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SARs)

What is a Safeguarding Adult Review?

A Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR) is a process for all partner agencies to identify the lessons that can be learned from particularly complex or serious safeguarding adult cases, where an adult in vulnerable circumstances has died or been seriously injured, and abuse or neglect has been suspected. As a result of a detailed review, recommendations are made to change or improve practice and services.

The aim of the process is to learn lessons and make improvements, not to apportion blame to individual people or organisations.