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BASW’s response to CQC report Out of Sight- Who Cares?


From Liz Howard, Professional Officer of the British Association of Social Workers

Some of you may have seen the recent Care Quality Commission’s report which highlights the shocking picture in terms of the use of restraint, seclusion and segregation in care services for people with a mental health condition, a learning disability or autistic people.

The report is not telling us anything new, however keeping the pressure on the government to do something in response is well overdue. BASW is in support of the 17 recommendations being made as well as calling for a public inquiry and a statutory role of a Lead commissioner for autism and learning disabilities as a regulated post, with the authority to enable system change and to be directly accountable to a governance body of people with lived experience and parents/carers.

Click here for the CQC report

Click here for the BASW response