When Home is Horrible

Disability in Business

When Home is Horrible article-2421829-1BDB4B9C000005DC-174_634x324

I was met with a the shameful and terrifying news this morning that we in the UK not only lock up 10 year Blog 03 03 2014  (10)old children in detention centres (posh phrase for a prison – I should know I ran one of them), we are also Sectioning children (holding people in a mental health institution and treating them chemically against their wishes) as young as 12 years of age and putting them on adult mental health wards. Again I have worked on adult units as a Psychiatric nurse and they would be like a living hell to a child. But in real terms the number of beds available has been cut, as has at the same time cuts have dug deep into community services. It is always the case that speciality services, usually expensive and dealing with smaller numbers than the mainstream services, are the first…

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