MPs call for law change to reduce detention of young autistic people – The Guardian

A patient at a medium-secure psychiatric unit in London. Photograph: Felix Clay/The Guardian

Mental health legislation must be overhauled to stop the “horrific” and inappropriate detention of young people with autism or learning disabilities, MPs have said.

The human rights of many young people are being breached in mental health hospitals, causing their lives to be “needlessly blighted” and their families to suffer, a report has found.

Click here to read full article https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/nov/01/mps-call-for-mental-health-reforms-to-stop-horrific-detention-of-young-people

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