Safeguarding Adult Reviews

Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) concerning Alan

Alan SAR – 7 Minute Briefing

Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) concerning Eva

Eva SAR – 7 Minute Briefing

Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) concerning Angela, Barry and Claire

Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) concerning Tracy



7 Minute Briefings

Professional Curiosity: 7 Minute Briefing

Domestic Abuse: 7 Minute Briefing

Domestic Abuse Good Practice: 7 Minute Briefing

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): 7 Minute Briefing

Prevent (Radicalisation): 7 Minute Briefing

Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) Criteria: 7 Minute Briefing

Self-Neglect: 7 Minute Briefing

Self-Neglect Good Practice Case Example: 7 Minute Briefing

Sexual Abuse: 7 Minute Briefing

Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery: 7 Minute Briefing

What To Do If You Suspect Adult Abuse or Neglect: 7 Minute Briefing

What Is Sunderland Safeguarding Adults Board? 7 Minute Briefing


Self-Neglect  Resources: 7 Minute Briefings

Covid-19 and the associated restrictions have been seen to have an impact upon the increasing number and complexity of safeguarding concerns involving self-neglect, that are being reported in the North East.  Reduced face-to-face contact with people (and access to their homes) as well as an increased reluctance for people to access support and services are thought to be contributory factors to this.  Our concern for vulnerable adults remains at the forefront of our work.  To this end, and in response to requests from front line practitioners, the North East ADASS Safeguarding Network (of which SSAB is a member) have commissioned and published in 2022 a series of “7-minute guides” that highlight the key issues around aspects of Self-Neglect.  These are available to download below, and are also printer-compatible:

Self-Neglect – An Overview: 7 Minute Briefing

Self-Neglect and Trauma: 7 Minute Briefing

Self-Neglect and Self-Care: 7 Minute Briefing

Self-Neglect and Homelessness: 7 Minute Briefing

Self-Neglect and Hoarding: 7 Minute Briefing

Self-Neglect and Engagement: 7 Minute Briefing

Self-Neglect and Alcohol and Substance Misuse: 7 Minute Briefing


Checklists / Guidance

ADASS Safeguarding People in Closed Environments Checklist  This tool is aimed at both senior managers and front-line practitioners.  It is based on a review of evidence from serious case reviews & other research about what to look out for when reviewing placements or ‘closed’ environments where people may be experiencing abuse.

SSAB Professional Curiosity Guidance  This guidance document is to support professionals to use professional curiosity when working with individuals at risk of abuse and/or neglect or who have complex issues.  Professional curiosity is the capacity and communication skill to explore and understand what is happening with an individual and/or within a family.

Modern Day Slavery – Spot The Signs of Labour Exploitation A5 Leaflet (GLAA – Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority) A summary of how to spot the signs of labour exploitation and modern slavery, and how to report your concerns.

NICE Quick Guide: Creating A Safeguarding Culture in Care Homes This is a quick guide for registered managers of care homes on creating a safeguarding culture in the care home.  It covers tips on safeguarding policy, systems & procedures, whistleblowing, roles and responsibilities, creating a positive culture, and management and supervision.


Videos /Animations

Tricky Friends ‘Mate Crime’ Video Animation


Trusted Professionals Domestic Abuse Animation

SSAB Twitter

You can follow SSAB on Twitter here: @SunderlandSAB

External Links – E-Learning

SCIE Dementia Awareness E-Learning Course (free)