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Christopher, 2018

The Bristol Safeguarding Adults Board commissioned a Safeguarding Adults Review into the circumstances surrounding the death of Christopher.

Christopher died in hospital as a result of a respiratory tract infection, short bowel syndrome and previous surgery for enterocolitis which were compounded by recent weight loss, being an in-patient with poor mobility, a poor cough reflex and recent general anaesthetic. 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.

The full Safeguarding Adult Review can be found below:

Christopher (2018) - Safeguarding Adult Review

A response to the SAR has been provided by the BSAB:

Christopher (2018) SAR - Board response

Christopher's family have also released a statement on the publication of this review:

Christopher (2018) - Family Statement

It is important that lessons are learned from Safeguarding Adults Reviews. A briefing for professionals on this case has been prepared here:

Christopher (2018) - Briefing for professionals