Portsmouth Safeguarding Adults Board – Publication of Safeguarding Adults Review ‘YL’

The Portsmouth Safeguarding Adults Board (PSAB) has just published a Safeguarding Adults Review of the case of ‘YL’. The review report and a summary for professionals is available on the PSAB website here.


A statement from the chair of the PSAB, David Goosey:

“This review was commissioned following the tragic death of YL, a daughter, granddaughter and a mother to a young child.

“It concludes that, although the death was not linked to abuse or neglect, there are lessons to be learned, including how services in the city can work together more effectively to support adults with complex mental health conditions and their families. “Many improvements have already been made and an action plan is being put in place to address other lessons identified.

“We offer our deepest sympathies to the family of YL and others who knew her.”


Please share the information about the review with your colleagues and encourage staff to read the summary and consider how they can incorporate the learning into their future practice.