Safeguarding Adult Reviews

The page provides information about process and findings of our published Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SARs).

The Care Act 2014 places a statutory duty on Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs) to undertake SARs where section 44 criteria is met. The purpose of SAR processes it not to apportion blame but to promote effective learning and improvements in how agencies work together to safeguard adults at risk. SABs look to review a case to identify what is helping and what is hindering safeguarding work, in order to remove barriers, promote good practice and protect adults from harm. 

Referral process: Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Safeguarding Adults Board have an agreed SAR Framework and referrals can be made by submitting a completed SAR referral form to - please contact the team if you need any support or clarity.

Learning from SARs:

A national database of SAR reports published from 1st April 2019 has been compiled to maximise learning nationally. This is accessible to professionals and the public and has a search feature for key words to find reports relevant to location, types of abuse, care and support need and themes. 

Below are the details of SARs undertaken by Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Safeguarding Adults Board

2021-22 Thematic Carers SAR - published 20/06/2022
2020-21 Joint Domestic Homicide Review (DHR)/SAR for Margaret - published 26/01/2021
SAR for Jack - published 27/11/2020
Morleigh Group SAR - published 02/11/2020

2018- 19

Adult male, Paul, who died 2016, aged 70


John Daniel's Centre - Serious Case Review
Adult male who died 2013 - Serious Case Review


Adult female who died 2008


Adult female who died 2007


Steven Hoskin

    Social Care Institute for Excellence 'Learning Together' model


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