Safeguarding Adult Reviews

What is a Safeguarding Adult Review?

The SAR aims to learn lessons from an incident that will prevent deaths and serious abuse or neglect happening in the future. SARs are also used to explore examples of best practice in the way the case was managed, for example how agencies worked together to prevent and reduce abuse and neglect.  Under the Care Act 2014, only Safeguarding Adult Boards (SAB) can carry out a SAR.

The Act specifies at section 44 that a SAR must be conducted in circumstances where the CSAB has concerns about how members of CSAB or other agencies with relevant functions, have worked together to protect an adult in Croydon, with care and support needs, who:

  1. has died as a result of suspected abuse or neglect, or
  2. is still alive, but has experienced serious abuse or neglect, and would have died if it were not for intervention, or has suffered permanent harm.

Anyone can request a SAR

  • The adult who has experienced abuse or neglect,
  • Their family, friends or advocate,
  • An organisation that has worked with the adult,
  • Any organisation that is a member of the Safeguarding Adults Board,
  • MP, councillor, or
  • Coroner

For more information on SARs, read the Croydon SAR Framework or contact the CSAB Manager on


The SAR Sub group (ToR to be found here) meets bi-monthly at present, dates of the meetings are below along with the deadline to receive the SAR Request Form.


Croydon SAR Executive summary A1 24 March Final

Date of Meeting

Request Form to be submitted by:

16 January 2019 2nd January 2019
13 March 2019 27 February 2019
5 June 2019 22 May 2019
12 September 2019 29 August 2019

Within London Borough of Croydon Council you can express concerns of abuse or neglect via the online form or via email:  All concerns go to