Serious Case Reviews in Adult Safeguarding: Final Report

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This study was commissioned by the Department of Health (DH) to explore specific aspects of adult Serious Case Reviews (SCRs) in England and Wales. The research team conducted a national survey and interviewed 14 people with experiences of commissioning and conducting SCRs. Many examples of local SCR policies and protocols were examined to inform this review and 15 reports were analysed to identify learning about the process of SCRs. Together this evidence reveals the great importance of the anticipated revision of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) SCR guidance and the potential for DH to collate SCRs to pull together their findings and communicate these more widely to those who have responsibilities to promote adult safeguarding.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSocial Care Workforce Research Unit, King's College London
Commissioning bodyDHSC Department of Health and Social Care
Number of pages39
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2009


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