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Safeguarding adult reviews

What is a safeguarding adults review?

The Safeguarding Adults Board must arrange a review when:

The board must also arrange a review where an adult has experienced serious neglect or abuse, and there's concern that partner agencies could have worked more effectively to protect them.

Safeguarding adults boards are free to arrange a review in other situations where it feels there is a value in doing so, for example to prevent or reduce abuse or neglect or explore practice.

What is the aim of a safeguarding adults review?

The purpose of the review is to determine what the relevant agencies and individuals involved in the case might have done differently that could have prevented harm or death. This is so that lessons can be learnt and applied to future cases to prevent similar harm occurring in future. It is not to hold any individual or organisation to account.

See all safeguarding adults review documents

Domestic Homicide Reviews

What is a Domestic Homicide review?

Domestic Homicide Reviews are carried out when a person has been killed as a result of domestic violence. They are legally required by the Home Office when a person aged 16 or over, has or appears to have died as a result of violence, abuse or neglect by:
  • a person whom he/she was related or had been in an intimate personal relationship
  • a member of the same household

What is the purpose of a Domestic Homicide review?

The purpose of a Domestic Homicide Review is to:

  1. Establish what lessons are to be learned from the domestic homicide regarding the way in which local professionals and organisations work individually and together to safeguard victims
  2. Identify clearly what those lessons are both within and between agencies, how and within what timescales they will be acted on, and what is expected to change as a result
  3. Apply those lessons to service responses including changes to policies and procedures as appropriate
  4. Prevent domestic violence homicide and improve service responses for all domestic violence victims and their children through improved intra and inter-agency working
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