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Reviews to find if deaths in England and Wales could be prevented ‘are not being used’.
Hundreds of deaths of vulnerable homeless people in England and Wales are going unexamined, an investigation has found.

Web scraping and freedom of information requests submitted by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ) have revealed that safeguarding adults reviews (SARs) – which charities say are crucial to determining whether the deaths could have been prevented – have almost never been set up after homeless people’s deaths.

Nearly 300 homeless people have died since 2013, data previously compiled by the BIJ – as part of its Dying Homeless project – and the Guardian has shown. Of those deaths, 102 have occurred since October last year, an average of three people a week.

Despite that, only eight SARs into homeless deaths have been launched since 2010, the research showed. They also found that not a…

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