‘End human rights abuse’ in mental-health hospitals

The human rights of many young people with learning disabilities and autism in mental health hospitals in England are being breached, MPs and peers say.

The Joint Committee on Human Rights says hospitals can inflict “terrible suffering on those detained… causing anguish to their distraught families”.

Its report urges an overhaul of mental health law and hospital inspections.

“It must not be allowed to continue,” said Harriet Harman, who chairs the committee.

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