Coronavirus pandemic sees 136% increase in deaths of people with learning disabilities
Autistic people may not receive the treatment they need for likely PTSD
Govt 'not responsible' for addressing premature deaths among learning disabled population
NHS "highly unlikely" to meet deferred Transforming Care Targets
'Vicious circle of trauma' created by restrictive interventions in schools, says Centre for Mental Health evidence review
MPs call for CQC overhaul and Mental Health Act changes to address "horrific realities"
Today Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) condemns the “horrific reality” of conditions and treatment under which many young people with learning disabilities and autism are detained in mental health hospitals, “inflicting terrible suffering on those detained and causing anguish to their distraught families”.
Mencap welcomes new CEO
New NHS taskforce and grant-funded initiative to improve inpatient experience for autistic children/teenagers
NHS chief Simon Stevens has announced that a new taskforce will be set up to improve current specialist children and young people’s inpatient mental health, autism and learning disability services in England. News of the new taskforce is not the only initiative announced this past week to improve the experience of autistic children/teenagers in inpatient settings.