Since the Winterbourne View abuse scandal in 2011, too many people with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges are ending up in inpatient units, where they can remain for too long, often far from their families.
In response, we have partnered with Mencap, the Challenging Behaviour Foundation, Respond, CHANGE and families to produce a series of guides for those with learning difficulties and their families.
These guides aim to explain the rights of individuals and their families, in order to help make sure they get the support they need in the community and help address the fact that too many people are in inpatient settings like assessment and treatment units. The resources have been funded by the Department of Health’s Strategic Partners Programme.
Download "Meeting The Challenge: FAQs About The Law" (PDF)
Additional Meeting the Challenge guides can be accessed on Mencap’s website.