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When considering a referral into SAR, you may wish to first raise a safeguarding concern, to ensure you have addressed the incident with the relevant local authority.  Each local authority area has its own procedures and the link for each authority is on the right hand side of the screen.

Please click on the link below for access to the referral.  On the top left hand side of the page you will see ‘new notification’, click on this and complete the form.

Please complete this form with the details of the case you wish to refer to the Merseyside Safeguarding Adults Board for consideration of a Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR). Please summarise why you feel it meets the 3 criteria for a SAR.

Criteria for conducting Safeguarding Adults ReviewsSection 44 of the Care Act 2014 requires that a Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) must arrange for there to be a Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR)

This is when an adult in its area with needs for care and support (whether or not the local authority has been meeting any of those needs) if,

there is reasonable cause for concern about how the Safeguarding

Adults Board, members of it or other persons with relevant functions

worked together to safeguard the adult, and

  • the adult has died, and  
  • the SAB knows or suspects that the death resulted from abuse or neglect (whether or not it knew about or suspected the abuse or neglect before the adult died) 


  • the adult is still alive and the Safeguarding Adults Board knows or suspects that the adult has experienced serious abuse or neglect.’