Safeguarding Adults Reviews (“SAR”) and Serious Case Reviews (“SCR”)
An adult or a child that is harmed or dies in your care as a result of suspected abuse or neglect can, as well as be very distressing, lead to the involvement of multiple interested parties – a Safeguarding Adults Board and CQC or a Local Safeguarding Children Board and Ofsted as well as the police and the Coroner in both situations.
Whilst the primary purpose of a Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR) or Serious Case Review (SCR) is to learn lessons from the situation, often a finger gets pointed at the professionals who were caring for the adult or child when they died, despite there being multiple party input to that care package.
This can be complex, daunting and, of course, overwhelming. The Ridouts team of specialist lawyers can guide you through this difficult situation, representing and protecting your position. Ridouts is well placed to advice a provider during a SAR or SCR which are often document heavy, detail driven, investigations.