Safeguarding Adult Reviews

When an adult with care and support needs dies or is seriously injured, and abuse or neglect is known or suspected to be a factor in the death, local organisations will consider immediately whether there are other adults in the same situation who are at risk of harm and need to be kept safe.

Once this has been done, Wolverhampton Safeguarding Adults Board Board will gather initial evidence to see if it is likely that lessons could be learned from the ways that organisations,services and professionals supported the adult who has died.

If there is sufficient evidence, a Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) will be commissioned by Wolverhampton Safeguarding Adults Board to:

  • Establish whether there are lessons to be learned from the case about the way professionals and agencies work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of adults with care and support needs 
  • Identify clearly what those lessons are, how they will be acted upon, and what is expected to change as a result
  • Improve inter-agency working to better safeguard and promote the welfare of adults with care and support needs in the future

Click here to download the West Midlands Regional Guidance on Safeguarding Adult Reviews


Most recent Safeguarding Adult Review - Alison

The most recent serious case review published is into the circumstances around the death of 'Alison'. Click on the link in the table below to download the Safeguarding Adult Review report, and the Integrated Single Agency Action Plan in response to the lessons that have been learned from her death.

Name of Publication Date published
Safeguarding Adult Review into the death of 'Alison' 6th October 2016
Alison - Integrated Single Agency Action Plan 6th October 2016










Non-statutory Learning Reviews

Sometimes the criteria for a Safeguarding Adult Review are not fully met, but it is still considered that lessons could be learned to improve the ways that organisations and their staff work together to safeguard adults with care and support needs. In such situations a non-statutory Learning Review will be carried out and the recommendations / actions will be published.

The most recent non-statutory review was into the death of an adult known as Adult A.

The Lessons Learned Briefing from this review can be found by clicking here.


Domestic Homicide Reviews

These are carried out when someone is murdered as a result of Domestic Abuse.Wolverhampton's Domestic Homicide Reviews are published on the Safer Wolverhampton Partnership's website

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