Martyn was a 25 year old man with mild learning disabilities and foetal alcohol spectrum disorder. He tragically died in October 2018. Video evidence from the hours prior to his death showed that he had been the subject of abuse whilst intoxicated. The cause of death could not be definitively linked to the abuse that Martyn experienced.
The Bristol Safeguarding Adult Board (now incorporated into the Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership) commissioned a Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) to examine the events that took place leading up to Martyn's death.
The full SAR has not been published because the circumstances of this case means that those involved would be readily identifiable, and in particular we wish to protect the privacy and dignity of Martyn.
A response to the SAR has been provided by the KBSP.
Martyn's mother has written a public statement and tribute to her son.
It is important that lessons are learned from Safeguarding Adults Reviews. A learning briefing has been created for professionals to use in individual learning, team meeting briefings or individual supervision to ensure that the findings are disseminated widely. The learning briefing has been published as a PDF document and HTML webpage to ensure it is accessible.