Portsmouth Safeguarding Adults Board – Publication of ‘Mrs E’ and ‘Mr F’ Safeguarding Adults Reviews

The Portsmouth Safeguarding Adults Board has published Safeguarding Adults Reviews of the cases of ‘Mrs E’ and ‘Mr F’ today. The review reports and a learning summary for professionals is available on the PSAB website here.

 

The chair of Portsmouth Safeguarding Adults Board, David Goosey, said:

“The Portsmouth Safeguarding Adults Board has today published reviews into the circumstances of the deaths of two vulnerable older people, ‘Mrs E’ and ‘Mr F’.

“Although the deaths were unrelated, we have taken the decision to publish these reviews at the same time as they raise common issues for professionals working in health and social care in the city. These include ensuring that partners improve how they work together to identify risks of harm and coordinate their safeguarding responses to vulnerable people, and that family carers are supported and sometimes challenged effectively.

As a result of the findings of these independent reviews, we have developed a comprehensive action plan and the Safeguarding Adults Board will now be working closely with all partner agencies to share and embed the learning and ensure that improvements are delivered in the areas identified in the recommendations.

“On behalf of the Portsmouth Safeguarding Adults Board, I would like to offer our sincere condolences to the families of Mrs E and Mr F.”