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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Treatment of autistic people and individuals with learning disabilities

Health and Social Care Committee
Treatment of autistic people and individuals with learning disabilities

Tuesday 9 February 2021

Start times: 9.00am (private) 9.30am (public)


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Purpose of the session

MPs will hear from autism campaigner Alexis Quinn on her personal experience of being held in the secure estate, in the first of two sessions of this inquiry. This session will consider long-standing issues around the use of restraint, sectioning orders and seclusion also hearing from senior representatives of Mencap, Challenging Behaviour Foundation, Learning Disability England and Rightful Lives.

The Committee will explore the current situation and ask why limited progress has been made in improving the treatment of autistic people and individuals with learning disabilities by the NHS.

The session will also consider what the Government’s recently published white paper on Reforming the Mental Health Act means for these groups.

Meeting details

At 9.30am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Treatment of autistic people and individuals with learning disabilities
At 10.00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Treatment of autistic people and individuals with learning disabilities
Head of Policy, Public Affairs, Information and Advice at Mencap
Founder at Challenging Behaviour Foundation
Co-Founder at Rightful Lives
Representative Body Member at Learning Disability England

Location

Virtual meeting