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Winterbourne Campaign - Take action!

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation and the Challenging Behaviour National Strategy Group are campaigning with Mencap to make sure we never again witness the sort of abuse that happened at Winterbourne View.

The government is conducting a review into what went wrong and it is important that it sets out how it will ensure that changes are made so that people with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges get the support they need.

If they get this support, most people will never need to go to a unit like Winterbourne View. We are calling for the closure of all large assessment and treatment units and for them to be replaced by local services which allow people to stay close to their friends and family.

Click here to see the Mencap Newsletter, including a message from David and Jill, parents of James.

Take action

Please help us take action by emailing your MP today and ask them to call on the Secretary of State for Health, Andrew Lansley MP, to set out plans to ensure people with a learning disability are protected from abuse and supported in their communities, near their families and support networks. 

For more information

Click here to watch a short film about James's story and download the background policy paper. 

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