The Centre for Welfare Reform made a submission in April 2019 to the Joint Committee on Human Rights calling for the closure of all ATUs.
Author: Simon Duffy
The Joint Committee on Human Rights recently called for submissions on the treatment of children within Assessment and Treatment Units (ATUs), which is the name used in England for extreme institutions. The Centre's submission calls for the complete closure of these institutions and describes the practical, financial and policy problems that are causing institutionalisation, segregation and abuse.
The paper outlines:
The submission is based on the collective experience of the Centre's Fellows, many of whom have worked, or continue to work, to end institutionalisation and to provide personalised support.
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