The Care Act 2014 states that Safeguarding Adult Boards have a statutory responsibility to arrange a Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) when an adult dies as a result of abuse or neglect (whether known or suspected), where there is concern that partner agencies could have worked more effectively together to protect the adult.
The overall purpose of a SAR is to promote learning and improve practice. It is not to re-investigate or to apportion blame.
You can view each of our published SARs and Learning Reviews below, along with the accompanying Press Statements and Learning Briefings.
In June 2014, West Sussex Safeguarding Adults Board published the findings of the Serious Case Review regarding Orchid View care home in Copthorne. The Review made 34 recommendations which were unequivocally accepted by West Sussex County Council and the Safeguarding Adults Board.