Sussex Adult Death Protocol

Date: Tuesday, 10th Nov 2020 | Category: General

The Brighton and Hove, East Sussex and West Sussex Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs) have published the Sussex Adult Death Protocol, which is available on their respective websites and in East Sussex via the following link: https://www.eastsussexsab.org.uk/documents/sussex-adult-death-protocol/

This protocol will be adopted by all partner agencies of the three Sussex SABs and outlines the process that should be followed in responding to situations in which an unexpected adult death takes place and there is a suspicion, or it is known, that abuse or neglect directly contributed to that death. The protocol offers a robust framework for bringing together key agencies in the early investigation phase following an unexpected adult death, which is critical in ensuring effective collaborative working, rapid risk assessment and information sharing.

As such an important protocol to support effective partnership working in responding to unexpected adult deaths, please can you share and promote actively within your organisations to ensure that frontline staff and managers are aware to utilise this framework to support good practice.