This is the guidance all organisations who work with adults at risk must follow.
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It's vital that all agencies have clear policies and procedures so they can work together to safeguard adults from abuse.
Safeguarding adult reviews are commissioned by HSAB to review the involvement of agencies and professionals associated with an adult at risk.
Safeguarding adult reviews can take place when:
- an adult in Hertfordshire dies of abuse or neglect, whether known or suspected and there is concern that partner agencies could have worked more effectively to protect the adult.
- an adult in Hertfordshire has not died, but the Board knows or suspects that the adult has experienced serious abuse or neglect.
- the Board feels it would be useful, including learning from 'near misses' and situations where the arrangements worked especially well.
Safeguarding Adults Review Framework
Safeguarding Adults Review - Guidance for Staff (PDF 142KB)
Safeguarding Adults Reviews - Toolkit (PDF 636KB) Opening a new windowOpening a new window
Statement on Publication of Serious Adult Reviews (PDF 76KB) Opening a new window Opening a new window
Decision making flowchart – serious case reviews, safeguarding adult reviews and domestic homicide reviews (PDF 630KB)
Performance management framework (PDF 694KB)
SAR Referal form for Professionals May 2020 (DOC 56.1KB)
Information for Families and Friends
Safeguarding Adults Reviews for Individuals - Easy Read (PDF 213KB)
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Safeguarding Adults Review Referral Form (MS Word 68KB)
HSAB information for families and friends (PDF 55KB)
Safeguarding Adults Reviews
Privacy Statement SARs 2018 (PDF 160KB)
Partnership Case Reviews
Do you know of an adult who is at heightened risk of going missing due to their care and support needs?
The Adult at Risk of Going Missing Form has been developed to record information about an adult with care and support needs who is at risk of going missing. The Guidance for Partner Organisations provides more information. Internal guidance document (PDF 288KB)
Staff advertising poster (PDF 400 KB)