Joint Committee on Human Rights

Detention of children and young people with learning disabilities and/or autism inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Report published; awaiting Government response.

Report Published

The Joint Committee on Human Rights publishes report on the detention of young people with learning disabilities and / or autism.

Scope of the inquiry

As a result of evidence arising from its inquiry into youth detention: solitary confinement and restrain, the Committee has taken evidence on the inappropriate detention of children and young people with learning disabilities and/or autism in mental health hospitals and the threat that such placements pose to their human rights.

Terms of reference: Detention of children and young people with learning disabilities: Send us your views

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