At the Ann Craft Trust, we have worked with a number of organisations and local authorities on reviewing their practices over the last 25 years.
A Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR) is to investigate when there is a concern that the local authority or its partners could have done more to prevent or safeguard someone with care and support needs from a serious incident that has occurred.
A Safeguarding Adults Review is to:
- Establish whether there are lessons to be learned about the ways in which local professionals and agencies worked together to safeguard adults at risk
- Review the effectiveness of procedures (both multi agency and those of individual organisations)
- Inform and improve local inter-agency practices
- Improve practice by acting on learning
Safeguarding Adults Reviews have meant that organisations have been able to improve areas of their safeguarding adults at risk practices in order to prevent the reoccurrence of similar serious incidents. The result of the review can have implications and suggest improvements in areas such as:
- Safeguarding Policy and Procedures
- Safeguarding training requirements
- Audits and evaluations
- Running investigations