Panel summary


There are many vulnerable adults in Brighton & Hove. Some are known to the council and relevant agencies while others have fallen, or are in danger of falling, through gaps in the system. The panel looked at how information on vulnerable adults is shared and how this could be improved while maintaining confidentiality. 

A key finding was that lots of information was shared in an emergency, through the Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC) or through emergency planning. The panel made recommendations to use similar ways of sharing information for lower risk vulnerable adults. The report also makes two recommendations regarding the East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service (ESFRS). Please note that this scrutiny panel was requested by ESFRS.


Panel members


  • Councillor Ruth Buckley (Chair)
  • Councillor Ken Norman
  • Councillor Alan Robins
  • Andy Reynolds, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service


Report links



Scrutiny Review Panels