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.
On 20th of April 2023, the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel published the second of two reports into residential settings run by the Hesley Group in Doncaster.
The BBC has reported on safeguarding issues in Hesley Group services for children and adults with learning disabilities.
The CBF will be closed over the bank holiday weekend
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
We have two great opportunities to join the CBF team!
On the 2nd March 2023 the government published a SEND and alternative provision improvement plan.
On 21st February 2023, NHS England published a much-delayed report on the safety and wellbeing of all people with a learning disability and autistic people who were detained in inpatient units on 31st October 2021.
On 19th January 2023 the Joint Committee on the Draft Mental Health Bill published its report