3,000 people with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorder are in hospital for the purposes of assessment, care and treatment in the UK. In March 2016 the first 7 Days of Action took place to raise awareness about the 3,000 human stories behind these numbers. 7 families published 7 stories about their family members on the campaign’s blog site https://theatuscandal.wordpress.com/
In support of the second 7 Days of Action CeDR has published a briefing paper that summarises what is known about ATU provision and demonstrates how practice fails to meet the Mental Health Act Code of Practice Guiding Principles.
James, E. Neary, M and Hatton, C. (2016) Report of the First 7 Days of Action CeDR Briefing Paper 2016:1 Lancaster: Centre for Disability Research