Joint Committee on Human Rights

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

Inquiry status: open

Accepting written submissions; the deadline has been extended.

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 Send a written submission

Latest evidence

Next meeting(s)

27 March 2019 3:15 pm

Oral Evidence Session

The detention of young people with learning disabilities and autism
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Witness(es)

Simon Duffy, Director, Centre for Welfare Reform
Dame Christine Lenehan, Director, Council for Disabled Children
Caolifhionn Gallagher QC, Doughty Street Chambers

Location

Other - Committee Room 1

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