Department of Health publishes interim report to drive up standards and prevent abuse

Care Services Minister Paul Burstow has announced a series of national actions aimed at tackling the worst aspects of the care of people with learning disabilities or autism and challenging behaviour, which can lead to inexcusable abuse.

In response to the events at Winterbourne View last year, Paul Burstow established a far-reaching review into what took place there and a wider investigation into how the health and care system supports this group of people. Today, Paul Burstow has published an interim report containing new proposals to improve the quality and safety of services for this group of vulnerable people.

The report sets out how people with learning disabilities can receive the right care, and details how the experience of families and carers will be used to drive up standards and prevent abuse.

Answers to key questions raised by the report can be downloaded here.

For more information and to download the report, click here.

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