Out of sight: stopping the neglect and abuse of people with a learning disability
Report that tells the stories of James, Chrissy, Joe, Emmanuel and Victoria. Each section tells a part of their stories through the words of their families. It documents their experiences of not getting the right care locally, how they ended up in assessment and treatment units, what happened to them there and where they are now.
Through their stories, this report shows how providers, commissioners, regulators and the Department of Health have failed to act on the substantial amount of available guidance. It shows how they have allowed the care system to fail its most vulnerable people by not developing good quality local services for people with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges.