36 Safeguarding adults reviews
This clause requires an SAB to arrange for a safeguarding adults review in certain circumstances, where an adult dies or there is concern about the conduct of a member of the SAB in the case. The aim of a review is to ensure that lessons are learned from such cases, not to allocate blame, but to improve future practice and partnership working, to minimise the possibility of it happening again. This does not prevent the Board carrying out a review in any other case where they feel it would be appropriate.
(1) An SAB must arrange for there to be a review of any case in which—
(a) an adult in the SAB’s area with needs for care and support (whether or not the local authority was meeting any of those needs) was, or the SAB suspects that the adult was, experiencing abuse or neglect, and
(b) the adult dies or there is reasonable cause for concern about how the SAB, a member of it or some other person involved in the adult’s case acted.
(2) Each member of the SAB must co-operate in and contribute to the carrying out of the review with a view to—
(a) identifying the lessons to be learnt from the adult’s case, and
(b) applying those lessons to future cases.