Cornwall council has appointed learning disabilities and mental health expert Margaret Flynn as the independent chair of the serious case review into the death of Steven Hoskin.
Flynn is a senior lecturer in mental health and learning disabilities at the University of Sheffield.
Carol Tozer, adult protection committee chair and director of adult social care in Cornwall, decided to appoint a chair independent of all of the agencies involved with Hoskin after facing concerns over the independence of the review.
The announcement follows the appointment of Ray Jones, former chair of the British Association of Social Workers, who will head an independent management review into the council’s role in Hoskin’s care.
The two decisions were made in response to a campaign for an independent public inquiry co-launched by East Cornwall Mencap and the Cornish Guardian.
Cornwall County Council
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