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Joint Committee on Human Rights
Report published; awaiting Government response.
The Joint Committee on Human Rights publishes report on the detention of young people with learning disabilities and / or autism.
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.
Evidence given by Ian Trenholm, Chief Executive, and Dr Paul Lelliott, Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals (lead for mental health), Care Quality Commission.
Joint Committee on Human Rights publish their report on the detention of young people with learning disabilities and/or autism