Adult protection significant case reviews: interim framework
Framework to support a consistent approach to conducting adult protection significant case reviews and improve the dissemination and application of learning both locally and nationally. This framework is for all partners.
The purpose of this framework is to support a consistent approach to conducting Adult Protection Significant Case Reviews and improve the dissemination and application of learning both locally and nationally. Supporting and protecting adults at risk of harm is an inter-agency and inter-disciplinary responsibility supported strategically by an Adult Protection Committee. This framework is for all partners.
Significant Case Reviews should be seen in the context of a culture of continuous improvement and will focus on learning and reflection around day-to-day practices, and the systems within which practice operates. Consideration should always be given to the involvement of staff in reviews and subsequent feedback to them at the conclusion of the review.
Adult Protection Committees should carry out Significant Case Reviews in certain circumstances and this Framework sets out those circumstances. Other case review and legal processes, may need to be considered when planning to undertake an Adult Support and Protection Significant Case Review [please see Annex 1].
This national framework should be viewed as guidance to:
- assist in the protection of adults at risk of harm
- assist decisions about the effectiveness of the particular route adopted and help manage the overall process
- complement the protocols and procedures that have been approved by adult protection committees
- support the development of local protocols and procedures or inform the review of existing protocols and procedures
- help identify how processes can be managed through other suggested routes and review structures - including commissioning reviewers
- provide sample templates
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