Safeguarding Adult Reviews

The Care Act 2014 sets out a clear legal framework for how local authorities and other parts of the system should protect adults at risk of abuse or neglect.

Safeguarding Adult Reviews – what the Care Act states :-

When there is any failure in safeguarding, the results can be severe and tragic and therefore demand a strong response.

That is why the Act says that SABs must arrange a Safeguarding Adults Review in some circumstances – for instance, if an adult with care and support needs dies as a result of abuse or neglect and there is concern about how one of the members of the SAB acted.

The Reviews are about learning lessons for the future. They will make sure SABs get the full picture of what went wrong, so that all organisations involved can improve as a result.

Any relevant person or organisation must provide information to Safeguarding Adults Boards as requested.

Portsmouth SAR sub group

Portsmouth’s SAR sub group has been set up  to carry out the functions as set out by the Care Act 2014 .

The SAR sub group is made up of  representatives of the following partner agencies :-

Clinical Commissioning Group  – chair , Police , Portsmouth City Council , Hampshire Care Association , Portsmouth Hospitals Trust,  Solent NHS Trust


Publication of Portsmouth Reviews

When reviews are conducted in Portsmouth they will be published here

Please also note on our Policy and Procedure page there are links on how to refer for a SAR and the Learning and Review Framework that supports the process .