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Stronger Together - Family Event

Authors: Bringing Us Together and Respond

Justice Together is a working group of parents and professionals working in partnership with Bringing Us Together and Respond. They received funding in February 2016 from the NHS England Engagement Team to organise and run an event for parents who have loved ones in, or who have been in, Assessment and Treatment Units (ATUs). 

Using their national networks and knowledge they gathered together a group of skilled, compassionate and experienced parents of disabled children and young people to set the agenda and facilitate the weekend. This report helps explain how things can go so badly wrong and how small problems can become big problems when young people and families are not listened to and not supported.


The publishers are Bringing Us Together and Respond.

Stronger Together - Family Event © Bringing Us Together and Respond 2016.

All Rights Reserved. No part of this paper may be reproduced in any form without permission from the publisher except for the quotation of brief passages in reviews.

Documents

Library

Avoiding Crisis Support Needed

Avoiding Crisis Support Needed

Bringing Us Together and Respond carried out a survey to find out what support families of disabled children and young people wanted and needed when approaching, or experiencing crisis.

Getting There

Getting There

Simon Duffy's second report on the work of Beyond Limits and Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group to bring people home.

Returning Home

Returning Home

Simon Duffy outlines a promising innovation from Plymouth that aims to return people home from institutional care.

Assessment and Treatment Units

Assessment and Treatment Units

Sam Sly shares her learning through helping people to leave ATUs and return to a real life and a home of their own in the communities they came from.

What is Assessment and Treatment?

What is Assessment and Treatment?

Sam Sly describes the difficulties faced by families who have seen their children lost to the phoney system of 'assessment and treatment units'.