Safeguarding Adults Reviews

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

The Care Act 2014 states  that Safeguarding Adults Boards must arrange a Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR) 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 Safeguarding Adults Board acted.

The Reviews are about learning lessons for the future. They will make sure Safeguarding Adults Boards 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:

  • NHS Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group (chair)
  • Portsmouth City Council
  • Hampshire Constabulary
  • Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Solent NHS Trust
  • South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
  • Hampshire Care Organisation

Publication of Portsmouth Reviews

We are currently undertaking a review with regards to a Mr D.  The full report will be published here when the review is concluded.

Previous reviews :

Safeguarding Adult Review Mrs B

Mrs B Final Report

Safeguarding Adult Review Mr A

Mr A Final Report


SAR referrals

SAR referral form

One minute guide to SAR referrals