Melissa Serious Case Review

This Serious Case Review was commissioned by Bristol Safeguarding Adults Board (BSAB) following the death of Melissa in October 2014 after being killed by a fellow resident in a Care Home.

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

A press release on the publication of this SCR can be found below.

'Melissa' SCR: Press release

Serious Case Reviews are conducted so that lessons can be learned. The following briefing document has been produced for practitioners to reflect on and continuously improve their practice.

'Melissa' SCR: Practitioner briefing


BSAB Learning Event for Professionals

This case raises significant questions about the challenges facing organisations providing any accommodation to multiple adults with complex needs, be that in a Care Home, Supported Accommodation, Hostel or other environment.

As part of our efforts to learn from this case, the BSAB will hold a learning event specifically to bring together a wide range of accommodation and support providers from across the city to consider best practice in the assessment and management of risk.

This learning event is for Bristol Practitioners and will take place 9.30-12.30, Thursday 30th November at City Hall. While tickets are free this is a ticketed event and so participants will only be admitted with Eventbrite tickets.

Book Eventbrite tickets here