Concerned about an adult? Get advice on what to do here.

Read more about the Board and its work.

Read the 'Kamil Ahmad and Mr X' SAR published here

Welcome to the Bristol Safeguarding Adults Board website

Use this website to find out more about how organisations across Bristol work together to safeguard adults with care and support needs.

Report a concern

If you are worried that an adult in Bristol is being abused or neglected visit our ‘Report a concern’ page for more information . If there is an emergency call 999 straight away.

Update to County Lines Home Office Guidance

Home Office publishes updated guidance to help frontline workers identify and protect victims of county lines gangs

Short films from the Carers Support Centre and Dementia Wellbeing Service

We’re highlighting short films produced by Carers Support Centre and the Dementia Wellbeing Service which are available in different languages and aim to provide information and encourage people in the community to seek support.

A different perspective on MCA Assessments from our Learning and Development Sub Group

We know that professionals find MCA Assessments challenging - here's a top tip from Gary Cunningham, MCA & DoLS Learning & Development Officer for Bristol City Council who is a member of our Learning and Development Sub Group.


Recent Publications

  • Kamil Ahmad and Mr X, June 2018

    Kamil was a Kurdish asylum seeker who was murdered in 2016 by Mr X, a white British male, whilst both were residents in the same supported living accommodation for individuals with mental health needs. Mr X was convicted of murder in 2017 and is now serving a life sentence.

  • Christopher Safeguarding Adult Review

    Christopher was a young man with complex health issues and severe learning disabilities. He was admitted to hospital after becoming ill and losing significant weight as a result of refusing food and medication in his supported living provider’s care.

  • 'Mate Crime' Thematic Review

    Thematic Review examining the prevalence of Mate Crime, using 'Derrick' as a case study.


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