A new report from the Disabled Children’s Partnership and Pro Bono Economics, ‘Wasting Money, Wasting Potential’, sets out the money that is wasted by councils on forcing parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to go to tribunal to get the right support
Eight organisations have joined together to sound the alarm on lack of progress and missed targets
The 31st May marks 12 years since BBC Panorama exposed abuse at Winterbourne View hospital
Four support workers found guilty of ill-treating people with learning disabilities and autistic people
The authors of several safeguarding review reports investigating abuse and poor practice in services for people with learning disabilities have published a joint statement in response to the BBC investigation into abuse and safeguarding at services in Doncaster.
The BBC has reported on safeguarding issues in Hesley Group services for children and adults with learning disabilities.
With a year to go until the March 2024 deadline to reduce the number of people with a learning disability and autistic people in inpatient units, Mencap and the CBF are launching a new campaign to raise awareness of this issue
Panorama “Will the NHS Care for Me?” led by actor Tommy Jessop highlighted why people with a learning disability are more than twice as likely to die from avoidable causes than the rest of the population.
A BBC article has shared that Tony Hickmott, an autistic man, will be released from the ATU that he has lived in for over 21 years.