Our friends at the Challenging Behaviour Foundation have released a statement on the #BBCPANORAMA Undercover Hospital Abuse Scandal program that aired earlier this week.
Here is an extract from their statement, which you can read in full HERE:
"The Panorama programme has again exposed shocking abuse of people with learning disabilities, 8 years after the Government loudly and publicly committed to “transform care”. As a society we are shocked to see and hear it on TV, yet it appears that those who are in positions of power and influence to drive the change are incapable of doing so. People with learning disabilities, families and others have been highlighting this failure for years, and there are pockets of really good work from some committed people in health and social care working together with families, but apart from warm words of “commitment” there is no evidence of widespread action that makes a difference."
We at PABSS completely support this statement and echo the thoughts of the CBF on this matter.
You can see the program on BBC Iplayer* here.