The committee are now accepting written evidence
The JCHR have been taking evidence on the inappropriate detention of children and young people with learning disabilities and autism. The committee has taken evidence both from individuals with learning disabilities and their families, and from Care Quality Commission and NHS England.
The committee are now accepting written evidence on the detention of children and young people with learning disabilities and autism and we would encourage you to respond. Submissions should be no more than 1,500 words and more information can be found here: https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/joint-select/human-rights-committee/news-parliament-2017/youth-detention-further-evidence-launch-17-19/
The questions of interest for the written submission are as follows:
Whether the Government’s Transforming Care programme, which aims to significantly reduce the number of those detained inappropriately, has been successful and if not, why not.
If it has not been successful what needs to be done to ensure that the numbers detained are reduced more rapidly.
Whether the human rights of children and young people with learning disabilities and/or autism who are detained in mental health hospitals are being breached.
If, so how are they breached and what needs to be done to better protect them?
The CBF will be submitting a response to these questions, taking the opportunity to highlight the failure of the Transforming Care programme. We would welcome any comments/ suggestions for inclusion in our response.
The previous evidence sessions can be watched here:
Individuals with learning disabilities and/or autism and family carers: https://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/346f38d5-7438-47f8-9aca-bcb9d95e4384?fbclid=IwAR2nz7JFqrDepa7AeYTr7D3ba9Wo584Cfw89Z3zR7KSX6e3t9PRysXu0Fls
CQC and NHS England: https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/880a858f-5ba8-4fe5-b4c2-fe59b1210609
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