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Abuse in autism care homes?

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LovelyBath77 Mon 03-Apr-17 11:54:56

Is this a concern? Would it be something would put you off putting a SN DC in one?

JonesyAndTheSalad Mon 03-Apr-17 12:11:39

Who wants to know?

JonesyAndTheSalad Mon 03-Apr-17 12:12:54

What I mean by that OP, is that you give no information or basis for your question. People on here are very wary about answering potentially sensitive questions.

There are a lot of people out to goad and there are a lot of journalists who troll about looking for fodder.

Can you give more information about why you want to know?

Meekonsandwich Mon 03-Apr-17 12:23:43

Theres abuse in lots of care homes,

Not all.

So you just need to do your research and keep an eye on them really? If you let it put you off you'd never go to school or church or people's houses because abuse happens there too.

You need to be vigilant and drop In unannounced, talk to the residents and their families, make friends with people who work there.

LovelyBath77 Tue 04-Apr-17 10:06:10

It's a friend who has a SN teenage son with autism. She won't use respite or residential care due to this concern and was trying to reassure her.

redpick Tue 04-Apr-17 10:33:51

DS goes to a residential school for autistic children. He is able enough to communicate any concerns and I am confident that he receives excellent quality care there. I made several visits before he started, but it's quite a distance away so things like unannounced visits and speaking to existing families and making friends with staff weren't possible (and I don't think it would be appropriate really). I read the CQC reports although you have to remember it's just a snapshot, just like Ofsted.

Personally I wouldn't have been happy to send him to residential school/care if he was non verbal or if he couldn't communicate as well as he does. Abuse is a real concern for parents of disabled children and there are stories of it happening all over the place, even in places that are rated outstanding. It's not the same situation as sending non disabled children to school or to people's houses, because disabled children are much more vulnerable, and are more of a target, so we have to be more vigilant.

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