The purpose of carrying out a SAR is to:
- Establish whether there are lessons to be learnt from the circumstances of the case, for example, the way in which local professionals and agencies work together to safeguard adults at risk.
- Review the effectiveness of procedures and their application (both multi-agency and those of organisations).
- Inform and improve local inter-agency practice by acting on learning (developing best practice) in order to reduce the likelihood of similar harm occurring again.
- Bring together and analyse the findings of the various reports from agencies in order to make recommendations for future action.