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Changes To Compulsory Care

IHC is pleased to see its concerns over legislation, which could have led to people being detained without having committed a crime, have been listened to.

Last week, the health select committee finally reported the Intellectual Disability Compulsory Care Bill back to the house.

“IHC is pleased to note that the concerns we and many others had expressed have been listened to and reflected in the substantial redrafting of this bill,” Chief Executive Jan Dowland said today.

She said two major concerns of IHC had been addressed.

The majority of the committee have agreed that people with an intellectual disability, including children who have not offended, should not be subject to compulsory detention.

The committee also recommended that some of the funding tagged to this Bill should be used to provide services who have not offended, but who need extra support because they have high and complex behaviour needs.

“We will be watching the progress of the Bill with great interest and trust that after all this work; it will have a smooth passage,” Ms Dowland said.


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