Safeguarding Adult Reviews are not inquiries into how someone died or suffered injury, or to find out who is responsible.
The SAB aims to share learning from Safeguarding Adult Reviews widely: with local organisations and through the London and National Safeguarding Network across London and nationally.
Section 44 of The Care Act 2014 requires Safeguarding Adults Boards to undertake a Safeguarding Adult Review when specific criteria are met. This is when abuse results in the death or significant and possibly life-changing harm of an adult with care and support needs.
Anyone may make a SAR referral, by completing the SAR referral form (MS Word, 17 KB) (MS Word, 17 KB). It is recommended that you refer to the SAR criteria contained in the SAB Richmond SAR Protocol 2018 (pdf, 1.6 MB).
Send your completed form by email to SARReferrrals@richmond.gov.uk, or by post to:
Head of (Adult) Safeguarding
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
44 York Street
The SAR Subgroup usually makes a decision relating to any SAR referral within four weeks of receipt, and will inform the referrer of the decision made.
View our local SAR Protocol 2018 (pdf, 1.6 MB).
The following reports explaining the outcomes of recent SARs have been anonymised. Any names and initials included in these documents are fictitous.
Updated: 28 February 2018