Adult Practice Reviews

Safeguarding Adult Practice Reviews are carried out on behalf of the North Wales Safeguarding Adults Board. They are a way for all partner agencies to identify the lessons that can be learned from particularly complex or difficult Safeguarding Adults cases and to implement changes to improve services in the light of these lessons.

Report summaries and recommendations from Safeguarding Adult Reviews are published on the North Wales Safeguarding Adults Web pages

APR’s – The Purpose:

Reviews must be considered where an adult at risk:

  • dies (including death by probable suicide) or
  • sustains a potentially life-threatening injury or serious long standing or permanent impairment of health or
  • has been subjected to serious sexual abuse
  • either abuse or neglect are known or are suspected to be a contributory factor

Requests for a review:

Any member of the Safeguarding Adults Board, agency or practitioner can raise a concern about a case which they believe may meet the above criteria for an Adult Practice Reviews. Requests may also come from other sources such as the families, the Coroner, Assembly Members, Members of Parliament, local councillors and other interested parties.

A referral form for an APR to be considered can be found below. Forms should then be submitted via your Senior Manager in the case of LA or sent to the Business Coordinator for the Board:

APR Referral Form – APR Referral Form

Abuse can happen anywhere and can be carried out by anyone. This could be family, friends, and neighbours, paid staff, carers or volunteers. It could also be other service users, tenants or strangers. Abuse is anything that harms another person and might include:

  • Physical abuse such as hitting, pushing, locking someone in a room.
  • Verbal abuse such as shouting, swearing.
  • Emotional abuse such as bullying, taunting or humiliating someone.
  • Sexual abuse such as inappropriate touching, forcing someone to take part in any sexual act against their will.
  • Financial abuse such as misusing, withholding or taking someone’s money.
  • Neglect such as not providing necessary food, care or medicine.
  • Discrimination such as ill treatment due to the person’s age, gender, disability or religious beliefs.
  • People who require care and support must be able to trust and depend on the people they rely on for help. No abuse is acceptable. Some abuse is a criminal offence and should be reported to the Police as soon as possible.

Contact numbers are listed at the foot of the page should you have any concerns.

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