The Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board (HSAB) has today published an independent Safeguarding Adults Review (SAR) into the circumstances surrounding the death in 2018 of Sam who was 22 years old.
Firstly, the HSAB would like to express its sincere condolences to Sam’s family for their tragic loss. The family has been involved throughout the review process and it is at their specific request that we have used Sam’s real name. Sam’s family have contributed a great deal of information about Sam and the events of his life to this SAR which has significantly helped towards the completeness of the final report. The family were invited to provide a statement to accompany the publication of the final report and this can be found at the end of this brief statement.
The Safeguarding Adults Review into Sam’s death was designed to gain learning about young adults’ experiencing mental ill health as they make the transition from children’s to adult mental health services. A number of learning points have been identified following detailed examination of Sam’s case and these have been shared with the agencies involved in his care and support. Now that the recommendations have been shared and published, relevant agencies will now develop detailed action plans to address any shortcomings which will be reviewed and monitored by the Board. This will ensure that learning is taken on board in the provision of future care and support to young people transitioning from the child to adult health and care system.