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Safeguarding Adults Reviews

Make a Safeguarding Adults Review referral

If you believe you have a case that meets the criteria for a Statutory Safeguarding Adults Review complete the attached form. Please note this is to be used for a statutory Safeguarding Adults Review referral only. If you need to raise a Safeguarding Adult Concern this can be done via Adult Social Care Direct .

Refer a case

The Gateshead SAR Practice Guidance sets out the process that Gateshead Safeguarding Adults Board will follow, should they be required to undertake a statutory Safeguarding Adults Review. 

The Care Act 2014 sets out the circumstances when a Safeguarding Adults Board will be required to carry out a Safeguarding Adults Review. A Safeguarding Adults Review will only be instigated under very specific circumstances for example, when an adult experiencing abuse or neglect dies; when there has been a serious incident; or when a situation occurs when one or more adults have been abused or neglected. It is not the role of Safeguarding Adult Reviews to apportion blame. The aim is to learn from past experience, to improve future practice and multi-agency working.

If the criteria for a review is not met, but the group feel that there are lessons to be learned from the case, then the Safeguarding Adults Review Group may do a discretionary review. This could either be a single agency inquiry or a multi-agency inquiry.

Safeguarding Adult Review referrals will be considered by the Safeguarding Adult Review and Complex Case Group (SARCC), which is a sub-group of the Safeguarding Adults Board. 

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Gateshead Local Safeguarding Adults Board
First Floor
Civic Centre

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Please note that this is for further information about the Safeguarding Adults Board only. If you are concerned that someone is at risk of, or experiencing, abuse or neglect please contact Adult Social Care

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