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Safeguarding Adults Reviews and Serious Case Reviews

SSAB logoThe Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board will undertake a Safeguarding Adults Review when the circumstances set out in the Care Act 2014 guidance are met. The purpose of a Review is to promote effective learning and improvement action to prevent future deaths or serious harm occurring again. This may be where a case can provide useful insights into the way organisations are working together to prevent and reduce abuse and neglect of adults.

Before the Care Act 2014 established a statutory duty to undertake Safeguarding Adult Reviews, Surrey partners had agreed to undertake Serious Case Reviews. These reviews were very similar to the Safeguarding Adults Reviews that are now mandatory under the Care Act 2014. They enabled partners to learn lessons from the way adults could be safeguarded and abuse and neglect reduced. Copies of the Executive Summaries of these Serious Case Reviews are made available below to support agencies learn lessons.

Files available to download