PERFORMANCE: An independent review into a homicide committed by a service user of Bradford District Care Trust’s mental health services has determined that actions taken to investigate the incident were appropriate.

The Director of Consequence UK, the investigator, said: “On the balance of probabilities, the incident that occurred had not been predictable by BDCT staff and the independent team was confident that BDCT did not have any of the necessary means or knowledge to have prevented what occurred.”

BDCT has developed an action plan to address recommendations made by the review, which touch on care coordination, safeguarding children and investigation processes.