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Added 25 March 2022

This guidance covers how services can respond to, and learn from, the death of someone sleeping rough. Whether through a Safeguarding Adults Review or multi-agency process, each death should be fully investigated. Voluntary and statutory servies need to understand the circumstances of a person's death in order to identify missed opportunities for intervention and take action to prevent avoidable deaths in future.

We also recommend reading 'Safeguarding, homelessness and rough sleeping: An analysis of Safeguarding Adults Reviews' from NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce, King's College London - or follow the link below to a blog by Bruno Ornelas from VOICES of Stoke, one of the report's authors.