Abuse

Fighting hate crime – are you ’with Sam‘?

The national learning disability charity Dimensions is spearheading a campaign – I’m with Sam – to fight back against learning disability and autism hate crime. Thirteen organisations have joined them so far and there has already been some success in working with the Crown Prosecution Service to react more robustly to these crimes.…

3000 lives: Active support for families

Founder members of Justice Together  – Respond and Bringing Us Together – racked their brains to find a solution for families whose child or young person was facing a placement in an ATU.  Liz Gow of Respond and Debs Apsland from Bringing Us Together describe how Justice Circles work.…

Sharing ideas to stay safe in the community

People with learning disabilities have shown they can find their own solutions to keeping safe but those supporting them should try to ensure that family networks are maintained. This research is being conducted at the Connect Centre for International Research on New Approaches to Prevent Violence and Harm, based at UCLan.…

Who has failed to protect children from sexual abuse?

Kate Snowden explains how the Independent Inquiry Team will approach its wide-ranging investigation into child sexual abuse The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse will investigate whether public bodies and other non-state institutions have taken seriously their duty of care to protect children from sexual abuse in England and Wales.…

Research group calls for greater awareness of child sexual abuse

Researchers have found that as many as 15 per cent of children and young people experience sexual abuse. Rosemary Trustam reports. Research by a group led by Barnardo’s has drawn attention to the risks of sexual exploitation amongst children and young people with learning disabilities in the UK.…

Who has failed to protect children from sexual abuse?

Kate Snowden explains how the Independent Inquiry Team will approach its wide-ranging investigation into child sexual abuse The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse will investigate whether public bodies and other non-state institutions have taken seriously their duty of care to protect children from sexual abuse in England and Wales.…

Would you allow this to happen to you or people you care about? We should stop it now!

Leave a reply Mark Neary posted a blog today titled Knife edge Decisions which prompted this. He talks about his and other families’ experience. He reflects on the position of the families of many of the 3500 still incarcerated facing a treck on Christmas to spend time with their relative in a completely inappropriate setting comparing it with what’s happening to Stephen thankfully released but only thanks to the Court of Protection.…

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