The Bristol Safeguarding Adults Board has today (28 Sept) published a Serious Case Review in the case of Melissa Mathieson, an 18 year old woman who was murdered in 2014 by a 19 year old man. Both young adults were placed in an independent care home in Bristol by their respective local authorities elsewhere in the UK shortly before Melissa’s death.
The review highlights some learning of national significance, which the BSAB will ensure is widely shared both locally with key professionals and providers, and nationally with relevant regulatory bodies and government departments. The review identifies some areas of practice which need to change and gives recommendations to help keep people safe.
- The full report can be found below
'Melissa' Serious Case Review
- The Bristol Safeguarding Adults Board has provided the following response to the SCR.
'Melissa' SCR: Board response
- The family of Melissa have released a statement
Melissa's family's contribution
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