Upper Tribunal finds Equality Act exclusion discriminates against autistic children – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 16th, 2018 in autism, children, disability discrimination, education, equality, news, tribunals by sally

‘The Upper Tribunal has held that regulations under the Equality Act 2010 excluding children who have a ‘tendency to physical abuse’ from its protection give rise to unlawful discrimination under Article 14 ECHR.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th August 2018

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School discriminated against expelled autistic boy, judge rules – The Guardian

‘Children with special needs who have been excluded from schools for aggressive behaviour linked to their condition are being discriminated against, a judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2018

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Parents win legal battle over inquest into death of autistic daughter – The Guardian

Posted May 30th, 2018 in autism, coroners, inquests, news, recusal by sally

‘The family of an autistic woman who died after being hit by a lorry while in the care of a private residential home has won a legal battle to replace the coroner overseeing her inquest.’

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The Guardian, 29th May 2018

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Family seek to replace ‘sarcastic’ coroner after autistic daughter died – The Guardian

Posted May 10th, 2018 in autism, care homes, coroners, inquests, news by sally

‘A family have begun judicial review proceedings to replace a “combative and sarcastic” coroner they say is blocking a full inquest into how their autistic daughter died while in the care of an NHS-funded private care home.’

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The Guardian, 10th May 2018

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Scouts pay out £42,000 over 11-year-old’s autism claim – BBC News

Posted March 26th, 2018 in autism, children, compensation, news by tracey

‘An 11-year-old boy has received £42,000 in compensation after his family said his cub scout group discriminated against him for having autism.’

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BBC News, 26th March 2018

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Teenager given life sentence for planned Justin Bieber gig attack – The Guardian

Posted March 5th, 2018 in autism, news, sentencing, terrorism, young offenders by tracey

‘A teenager who planned an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack on a pop concert a month after the Manchester Arena bombing has been given a life sentence and told he will serve at least 11 years in prison before being considered for parole.’

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The Guardian, 2nd March 2018

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Highbridge’s Mendip House staff ‘engaged in cruel behaviour’ – The Guardian

Posted February 9th, 2018 in autism, bullying, care homes, care workers, disciplinary procedures, news, reports by tracey

‘Autistic residents were subjected to “cruel behaviour”, bullying and humiliation at a care home in Somerset, a safeguarding report has found.’

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BBC News, 8th February 2018

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Man found guilty of planning terror attack on Cumbria gay event – The Guardian

Posted February 5th, 2018 in autism, homosexuality, news, racism, terrorism by sally

‘A 20-year-old man has been convicted of preparing an act of terrorism after he planned to carry out a machete attack on a gay pride event in Cumbria.’

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The Guardian, 5th February 2018

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Interview: Sara Ryan talks about justice for Laughing Boy – Legal Voice

Posted December 4th, 2017 in autism, disabled persons, health, human rights, inquests, learning difficulties, news by sally

‘Connor Sparrowhawk. His name has got a superhero-like ring to it. ‘Connor Sparrowhawk, the boy who…’ But the boy who what? The boy who ‘loved his family’, suggests mum, Sara Ryan. ‘The boy who loved our dog, Chunky Stan, reading Horrible Histories, watching YouTube films of lorries loading on and off cross-channel ferries, the Mighty Boosh, septic tanks, Eddie Stobart lorries and London busses.’’

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Legal Voice, 1st December 2017

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Ordinary Residence – Whether Duty Arose Under 21 National Assistance Act 1948 – s. 21 A Duty of Last Resort (A Pre-Care Act 2014 Case) – Garden Court Chambers

‘This case was decided on the basis of the legal regime now replaced by the Care Act 2014 (in force since 1 April 2015).’

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Garden Court Chambers, 10th November 2017

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Woman’s murder in care home could have been prevented, inquiry finds – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2017 in autism, care homes, mental health, murder, news, social services by sally

‘The murder of an 18-year-old woman by a fellow resident at a care home who had previously attempted to strangle other women was both predictable and preventable, a serious case review has found.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2017

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NHS trust ‘truly sorry’ about death of teenager Connor Sparrowhawk – The Guardian

‘An NHS trust has said it is “truly sorry” about the death of a teenager with epilepsy who drowned in a bath while in its care, after it admitted failings.
Southern Health trust pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety law in the case of Connor Sparrowhawk, who had a seizure and drowned in a bath in an NHS care unit in Oxford in 2013.’

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The Guardian, 18th september 2017

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Cornwall compensates autistic former pupil for “educational neglect” – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 1st, 2017 in autism, compensation, news, special educational needs by sally

‘A 21-year-old man has agreed to accept £165,000 in compensation and costs from Cornwall Council in an out-of-court settlement after claiming that he suffered educational neglect.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 31st August 2017

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Connor Sparrowhawk: no risk assessments before teenager’s death, tribunal finds – The Guardian

‘A senior psychiatrist failed to carry out any risk assessments on an epileptic teenager before he had a seizure and drowned in a bath, a medical tribunal has found.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2017

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PKU funding battle: Family wins High Court challenge over drug – BBC News

Posted August 9th, 2017 in autism, children, judicial review, medicines, news by sally

‘The family of a seven-year-old boy whose condition could cause brain damage have won a High Court challenge over an NHS decision not to fund a life-changing drug.’

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BBC News, 8th August 2017

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Council to pay out £12k over failings to family of severely autistic boy – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 25th, 2017 in autism, children, costs, local government, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘A county council has agreed to pay out £12,000 and meet the legal costs of the family of a boy with severe autism, after the local authority failed to provide the right accommodation for him.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th July 2017

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High Court quashes assessment that child was not ‘in need’ – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 17th, 2017 in autism, children, homelessness, local government, London, news by tracey

‘The High Court has quashed an assessment by the London Borough of Lambeth after it failed to re-assess whether a child – after a diagnosis of autism – was in need of assistance.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th July 2017

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Council agrees £10k-plus payout after grandmother left without respite – Local Government Lawyer

‘A London borough has agreed to pay out more than £10,000 after an investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman into how a grandmother was left without respite for two years.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th July 2017

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Judge quashes Care Act assessment and decision to terminate placement – Local Government Lawyer

‘A Deputy High Court judge has quashed a London borough’s Care Act assessment for a man with autism spectrum disorder and severe learning difficulties.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th July 2017

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Judge rejects claim of failure to provide acceptable education for autistic boy – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 6th, 2017 in autism, education, local government, news by sally

‘A High Court judge has rejected a judicial review challenge brought against Wolverhampton City Council over an alleged failure to provide acceptable education for an autistic boy.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th July 2017

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