Safeguarding Adults Board newsletter – spotlight on self-neglect review
Date: 30 July 2020
The Barnsley Safeguarding Adults Board now produces a helpful newsletter to keep you up to date with the latest guidance, training and importantly, learnings for us all from case reviews.
Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SARs) provide an opportunity to learn lessons and improve practice, when abuse or neglect is suspected to be a factor in the death or serious harm of an adult with care and support needs.
In this issue there is a safeguarding adult review into the sad death of Barnsley man Clive who died as a result of self-neglect. Thanks to his family for contributing.
Clive died alone at home weighing 6 stones in an unheated house due to worries about money. He struggled to access payments via the DWP due to his inability to leave his home. The key learnings: Impact of bereavement; need to provide home support for adults who are “unable” to attend appointments; and the need to work together to share information and manage the risks. You can read the review learnings in full in the newsletter.