Bracknell Forest Safeguarding Board

Safeguarding Adults Reviews SARs & CSPRs

Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SARs) and Children’s Safeguarding Practice reviews (CSPRs)


Section 44, the Care Act 2014 stipulates that the Safeguarding Board (SB) must arrange a SAR when an adult in its area with care and support needs 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. The SB must also arrange a SAR if an adult with care and support needs, in its area has not died, but the SB knows or suspects that the adult has experienced serious abuse or neglect.

The Safeguarding Board will seek 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 learned from the case and those lessons applied to future cases to prevent similar harm occurring again.

A SAR can:

  • look at any lessons that can be learnt from the case about the way professionals and agencies worked together
  • review the effectiveness of safeguarding adults' procedures
  • inform and improve practice
  • identify what can be done better to avoid a similar circumstance from reoccurring

Learning from Safeguarding Adult Reviews will be shared widely within local organisations and through the SB website.

The SB has an agreed Safeguarding Adults Review framework which sets out the process for requesting a SAR.

Anyone can make a referral for a SAR using the following form 

SAR reports and documents published by this Board:


The Children and Social Work Act 2017 introduced a new duty for the Safeguarding Partners (Local Authorities, Police and CCGs) to make arrangements with other organisations to protect and safeguard children. The Act requires that these arrangements identify and respond to the needs of children in the area, and identify the learning arising from Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews (CSPRs) which raise issues of importance in relation to the area.

Child C Serious case Report