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Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 125970, tabled on 7 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on ensuring that each person who is in segregation on a ward for people with a learning disability and/or autism in a locked mental health rehabilitation unit has a discharge plan.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

17 December 2020

In 2019, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care committed to conducting independent case reviews for people with a learning disability or autistic people who were identified as being in long term segregation. The reviews of people identified as being in long term segregation in November 2019 have now been completed and recommendations were made in each case to improve individual circumstances and support moving individuals to less restrictive settings.

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