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SARs – Merseyside

Local Authorities across Merseyside work together to share the learning from any SARs that are undertaken.

Ms B

SAR on a page‘ is an overview of the learning from Ms B.  It is the first of a series of ‘SAR on a page‘ in relation to SARs and Learning Reviews undertaken by MSAB and its member agencies.

Ms B

Below is the practice briefing that pulls together recommendations and actions for practitioners from a safeguarding adults review that was arranged by Liverpool Safeguarding Adults Board in relation to Ms B recently. 

This briefing should be shared with all relevant staff and  should be used to reflect on practice in order to continuously learn and develop and improve outcomes for service users.   If you have any queries or would like any clarification regarding this briefing please email:

MSAB SAR Practice Briefing


Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs)

Sometimes there may be two reviews agreed for example a SAR and a DHR in these cases the reviews are joined with a single report being produced.

Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs) were established on a statutory basis under Section 9 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act (2004) which came into effect on 13 April 2011.

Under guidance issued by the Home Office, any incident of domestic violence or abuse which results in the death of the victim requires a DHR to be carried out by the local Community Safety Partnership.

The purpose of the multi-agency review is to ensure that agencies are responding appropriately to victims of domestic violence and to apply any lessons learned through an action plan or recommendations.

There are no inquiries into who is culpable, this is for the court or coroner to decide.

DHR 11: Review for the deaths of ‘Lynn’ and ‘Natalie’