One of the Safeguarding Adults Board 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 and improve practice, when abuse or neglect is suspected to be a factor in the death or serious harm of an adult with care and support needs.

The Barnsley Safeguarding Adults Board must arrange a review of any case involving an adult, in its area, with care and support needs (whether or not those needs are met by the local authority) if:

  • the adult has died and the board knows or suspects that the death resulted from abuse or neglect, even if it was unaware of the neglect or abuse before the adult died; and

  • the board is concerned that partner agencies could have worked together more effectively to protect the individual.

The board can also consider a review of a case if the adult's still alive, but it knows or suspects that the adult's experienced serious abuse or neglect.

You can read more about SARs in our safeguarding adult review protocol.

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