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Safeguarding Adult Reviews

Lewisham Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB) will arrange a Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) when an adult in Lewisham dies as a result of abuse or neglect, whether known or suspected, and there is concern that partner agencies could have worked more effectively to protect the adult.

We will also arrange a SAR if an adult in Lewisham has not died, but the LSAB knows or suspects that the adult has experienced serious abuse or neglect. In the context of Safeguarding Adult Review's (SAR's), something can be considered serious abuse or neglect where, for example the individual would have been likely to have died but for an intervention, or has suffered permanent harm or has reduced capacity or quality of life (whether because of physical or psychological effects) as a result of the abuse or neglect. We are also free to arrange for a SAR in any other situations involving an adult in Lewisham with needs for care and support.

Below you can find the Department of Health's Safeguarding Care and Support Statutory Guidance that guides the reviews we carry out.

Safeguarding Care and Support Statutory Guidance

Should the LSAB carry out a review we have a Safeguarding Adults Review Framework that we work to, which explains in detail what you can expect us to undertake for the Lewisham Community.

If you would like to refer a case to us for the boards consideration for a Safeguarding Adult Review to be commissioned please use our dedicated SAR referral platform.

Agencies using the dedicated SAR referral platform (ECR) will find this user guide helpful.

During 2018 Lewisham Safeguarding Adults Board has published two safeguarding adult reviews. The full reports and accompanying documents are available to read and download below.

Mr Michael Thompson - Safeguarding Adult Review - Full Report

Statement of the board in relation to the Safeguarding Adult Review - Mr Michael Thompson

Safeguarding Adult Review, Reflection and Development Briefing - Personalising Care and Improving Outcomes

Mr CS - Safeguarding Adult Review - Full Report (Includes board statement)

Mr CS - Safeguarding Adult Review - Practice Briefing

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