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Adult Safeguarding Serious Case Reviews

What is a Serious Case Review (SCR) and what is it for?

A Serious Case Review (SCR) is a process for all partner agencies to identify the lessons that can be learned from particularly complex or serious Safeguarding Adults cases, where an adult in vulnerable circumstances has died or been seriously injured and abuse or neglect has been suspected.  The Panel recommends changes to improve practice and services in the light of these lessons.

The aim of the process is to learn lessons and make improvements rather than blaming individual people or organisations.  It relies on a spirit of openness to learning, about what went well, as well as what could be improved.  The process is based on national guidelines and has been agreed by all agencies who are members of Bournemouth and Poole and Dorset Safeguarding Adults Boards.  The Serious Case Review Panel is chaired and all Serious Case Reviews are overseen by the Independent Chair of the Safeguarding Adults Board.

For more information, please visit the Bournemouth and Poole Safeguarding Adults Board Website/Serious Case Reviews.