The following statement was made by #HugosEarthquake Founder and #JusticeForCardon Campaigner, Hugo Sugg, on BBC Hereford and Worcester at 17:20, 13/03/2018:
I think Mr Benson made his point clear in a private meeting. As the chair of two Safeguarding boards which protect vulnerable people – I don’t agree with the comments but we need to move away from them and ask is it this mindset that prevented the Safeguarding Board doing a SAR into the death of a 74 year old man who partially mummified by a tent 200m from the city Centre.
We know that Cardon WAS in touch with Services – both voluntary and statutory, and the Board even acknowledged he was self-neglecting. Under the Care Act 2014, was Cardon offered a care assessment? If yes, why has this not been gathered in evidence – if no, why was it not undertaken?
We need answers to these and other unanswered questions, and we need lessons to be learnt. My position is a Safeguarding Adults Review NEEDS to be undertaken into the death of Cardon and so we can stop this happening again as this should be based on fact rather than personal opinion.