Detention of children and adults with learning disabilities/autism examined
3 June 2019
The Joint Committee on Human Rights questions Norman Lamb MP and Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP on the detention of children and adults with learning disabilities/autism.
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Purpose of the session
The Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the inappropriate placement of children and adults with learning disabilities and/or autism in mental health hospitals, and the threat that such placements pose to their human rights. The inquiry seeks views on:
- Whether the human rights of people with learning disabilities and/or autism who are detained in mental health hospitals are being breached.
- If so, how are they breached and what needs to be done to protect people from such breaches.
- Whether the Government's Transforming Care programme, which aims to significantly reduce the number of people detained inappropriately, has been successful; and, if not, why not.
- What needs to be done to ensure that people with autism and learning difficulties are not detained inappropriately.
Wednesday 5 June, Committee room 1, Palace of Westminster.
- Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP
- Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, former Minister for Care and Support