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Create a user-led, independent body to support CQC to monitor secure settings

Submitted by Joanne Mary McGeachin on Tuesday 8th June 2021

Published on Wednesday 9th June 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Thursday 9th December 2021

Current Signatures: 7
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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2021 ~ abuse ~ commission ~ concerns ~ Disabled ~ hospitality ~ Human Rights ~ independence ~ learning ~ March ~ UK ~ Upsetting

Petition Action

Create a user-led, independent body to support CQC to monitor secure settings

Petition Details

We believe an independent body led by people with lived experience should be created to work with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to monitor secure settings such as hospitals and assessment and treatment unit (ATUs), and hold them to account.

Additional Information

We have seen too many enquiries and reports talking about abuse. ‘We are sick, angry & upset; we wonder who cares about our lives?’. As of March 2019, over 2,000 learning disabled and autistic people were detained in ATUs & secure hospitals in the UK. This needs to stop.
#WeAreHumanToo are working for change, in 2021 there are concerns that repeated abuse in some institutions is still happening. People are being stripped of their Human Rights, living in fear without a voice.


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