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- 2.6 Analyse how the findings from recent Serious Case Reviews have impacted on the provision of adult care services (Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care, Safeguarding, Protection and Risk)
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For this assessment criterion, you will be required to evaluate lessons that have been learnt from a recent national or local inquiry or Safeguarding Adults Review, providing examples of how it has led to changes to local or national safeguarding requirements in adult care services.
We previously discussed the Winterbourne View scandal and how this brought changes to national safeguarding policy by introducing more accountability for the managers and board of directors of care organisations.
On a local level, you may look at Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SARs) – previously known as Serious Case Reviews. These are reports into serious cases of abuse within a particular region and are conducted by the local Safeguarding Adult Board (SAB).
For example, you can find SARs conducted by Warwickshire County Council here. Reading the reports, you will find information about how agencies and organisations could have performed better along with recommendations on how practices and procedures could be improved going forward to prevent similar incidents in the future.
Learners critically evaluate lessons learnt from a recent national or local enquiry or Safeguarding Adults Review (previously known as Serious Case Review), showing how these have brought changes to local or national safeguarding requirements in adult care services.