Taking action when someone dies while street homeless

Each year, people die while homeless on the streets. These deaths rarely instigate formal review, but lessons must be learned for effective safeguarding and prevention.

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.

Taking action following the death of someone sleeping rough

Briefing on the role of voluntary and statutory sector agencies in reviewing the circumstances when someone sleeping rough has died. Includes Safeguarding Adults Reviews, the role of the Coroner, and multi-agency reviews.


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Jo Prestidge

Innovation and good practice project manager

Jo is an innovation and good practice project manager, leading a range of projects and training including Housing First England and Trauma Informed Care.