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4.3 Identify factors which have featured in reports into serious cases of abuse and neglect

Qualification: Level 2 Diploma in Care, Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
Unit name: Safeguarding and Protection in Care Settings
Learning outcome: 4. Understand the national and local context of safeguarding and protection from abuse
Assessment criteria: 4.3 Identify factors which have featured in reports into serious cases of abuse and neglect

Serious cases of abuse and neglect must be investigated by Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs) in the form of a Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR). These were previously known as Serious Case Reviews.

If you search the Internet for your local SAB, you will find their published SARs, which will highlight some of the factors that have resulted in abuse or neglect.

Some of these factors may be:

  • Poor workplace culture
  • Poor management of resources
  • Poor management of staff
  • Lack of staff training
  • Agencies missing warning signs
  • Lack of person-centred values