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Serious Case Review published into death from self-neglect of Jersey pensioner

A Serious Case Review (SCR) into the circumstances surrounding the final weeks of an 89-year-old man’s life has been published by the Independent Chair of Jersey Safeguarding Adults Partnership Board.

The SCR, issued by Glenys Johnston OBE, is conducted in a way which respects the person’s privacy so the 89-year-old has not been named in the review and instead is referred to as ‘Mr Hunter’. Although the report, published on the 19th April, said that there was evidence of good practice from agencies which worked with Mr Hunter, it repeated recommendations made in earlier serious case reviews. These include a need for:

  • better support the Safeguarding Partnership Board to train agencies about self-neglect.
  • the allocation of resources to manage self-neglect cases.
  • improving the understanding and response of parish officials to self-neglect cases.

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