Safeguarding Adults Review

What to do if you are worried about an adult

If you think you or someone you know is being abused or neglected, you should call the Adult Social Care Assessment and Intervention Team on 020 7364 5005.

You can follow this up with a Safeguarding alert form if you like but it's not necessary. Email the form to and we'll get back to you promptly.

You can also visit your local library, Idea Store or leisure centre where staff can help you to report abuse.

If you think a crime has been committed and it’s an emergency situation, you should call 999. For non-emergencies call 101.

Safeguarding Adult Reviews

The Tower Hamlets SAR Protocol outlines the agreed process for commissioning and learning from SARs.

The key purpose for undertaking a Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR), previously known as a Serious Case Review, is so lessons can be learned from serious injury or death of an "adult at risk". 

These lessons can be shared widely so we reach an understanding of what needs to change to reduce the risk of further tragedies.

  • Read the executive summary for a safeguarding adults review conducted in the case of Mrs. A.
    (Published 2015)
  • Read the executive summary for safeguarding adults review conducted in the case of Mr K.
    (Published 2015)

Any individual (member of the public or professional) or agency may refer a case to be considered for a SAR using the referral form.

Further information

Further information on SARs:

Each summer, the Tower Hamlets Safeguarding Adults Board holds an annual conference that focuses on key safeguarding themes that staff from partner organisations across Tower Hamlets are invited to attend.

If you would like further information, please contact the SAB coordinator on