Helen and Alan
In 2017, the Local Safeguarding Adults Board reviewed the case of a near fatal incident involving Helen and Alan at his home. Alan required urgent surgery but survived. Helen was charged with attempted murder. She was not convicted as Helen’s actions were seen as self-defence with mitigating factors.
A near fatal incident in 2015, involving Helen and Alan. After a member of the public raised the alarm, Alan was given urgent medical treatment and survived. Helen was arrested and charged with attempted murder. She was not convicted as Helen’s actions were seen as self-defence with mitigating factors.
This review was underpinned by systems methodology to best understand professional practice.
This review is unusual in that it not only touches upon professional practice around adult safeguarding but also the professional response to domestic abuse and the safeguarding considerations toward Helen’s children who were also at risk of harm. No SCR has been conducted.
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