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Joint Committee on Human Rights
Accepting written submissions; the deadline has been extended.
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 Caroline Dinenage MP, Minister of State for Care, and Jonathan Marron, Director General, Community and Social Care, Department of Health and Social Care.
There are currently no public meetings scheduled.
Committee explores what the Government is doing to ensure that its revised target to reduce the number of people with learning disabilities who are detained is met