Thursday 21 November: Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SAR's)

Trafford Strategic Safeguarding Partnership are delivering two multi-agency Safeguarding Adult Awareness Sessions, 9:30am-12noon and 1:30pm- 4pm at Trafford Town Hall - to register a place on this session please email

Within this session practitioners will:

  • Assess a referral against the Section 44 criteria
  • Review information from agencies about the adult at risk
  • Consider the learning which is for their agency


What is a Safeguarding Adult Review?

The Care Act 2014 states that Safeguarding Adult Boards (SABs) must arrange a Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) when an adult in its area dies as a result of abuse or neglect, whether known or suspected, and there is concern that partner agencies could have worked together more effectively to protect the adult. This is a statutory responsibility.

The overall purpose of a Safeguarding Adult Review is to promote learning and improve practice, not to re-investigate or to apportion blame. The objectives include establishing:

  • lessons that can be learnt from how professionals and their agencies work together
  • how effective the safeguarding procedures are
  • learning and good practice issues
  • how to improve local inter-agency practice
  • service improvement or development needs for one or more service or agency.