Safeguarding is a crucial aspect of learning disability services, but there is a fine line between keeping someone safe and giving them freedom to live their life as they choose.
Continued rise in use of legislation in Scotland to safeguard people with mental incapacity
NHS England pledge urgent action over-medication of people with learning disabilities
New resources and films launched to clarify Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards for professionals
Deprivation of liberty safeguards applications soar in first two quarters of 2014-15
Mencap call for independent inquiry into death of Nico Reed
Adult A - Serious Case Review.
Looking into Abuse: Research by People with Learning Disabilities.
LDT London 2014 Exclusive Content Liz Kendall
This year's Learning Disability Today London event took place on 27 November and saw a full day of seminars on the theme of Living Well. The keynote address was delivered by Shadow Care and Older People Minister Liz Kendall.
In it she called for reform of the social care system to give people with learning disabilities and their families greater power over the support and services they use.
Watch a ‘teaser’ video of her talk below, while full highlights of this talk and PowerPoint presentations from 12 of the day's leading talks are available if you are a member of our LDT Knowledge Hub.
Winterbourne View Hospital: A Serious Case Review
After the transmission of the BBC Panorama Undercover Care: the Abuse Exposed in May 2011, which showed unmanaged Winterbourne View Hospital staff mistreating and assaulting adults with learning disabilities and autism, South Gloucestershire's Adult Safeguarding Board commissioned this Serious Case Review. The Review is based on information provided by Castlebeck Care (Teeside) Ltd, the NHS South of England, NHS South Gloucestershire PCT (Commissioning), South Gloucestershire Council Adult Safeguarding, Avon and Somerset Constabulary and the Care Quality Commission; correspondence with agency managers; contact with some former patients and their relatives; and discussions with a Serious Case Review Panel ‐ which was made up of representatives from the NHS, South Gloucestershire Council, Avon and Somerset Constabulary and the Care Quality Commission.
As part of the Serious Case Review, the Care Quality Commission undertook an internal management review into their regulation of Winterbourne View.