Archive for the 'learning difficulties' Category

Judge raps care ‘failures’ in paedophile case – The Independent

“A High Court judge investigating a mother with learning difficulties whose children became victims of a dangerous paedophile has strongly condemned the way the case was handled by a county’s social services.”

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The Independent, 21st April 2011

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Court allows journalists into care hearing – The Guardian

“The Guardian and other news organisations have won a court ruling that could open up the care system for people with learning difficulties to public scrutiny.”

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The Guardian, 28th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Mother’s legal plea to sterilise her daughter remains unresolved – The Guardian

“The mother of a young woman with learning difficulties who is pregnant with her second child broke down in tears as she pleaded with a high court judge to allow her daughter to be forcibly sterilised for her own protection.”

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The Guardian, 15th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Related: Test case over sterilisation puts court of protection under public scrutiny

Court to rule on sterilisation of pregnant woman – The Independent

“A controversial court that still holds its hearing in private will decide tomorrow whether a pregnant woman with learning difficulties should be forcibly sterilised once she gives birth.”

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The Independent, 14th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Woman with learning difficulties could be forcibly sterilised – Daily Telegraph

“A woman with learning difficulties could be forcibly sterilised after she gives birth this week to stop her becoming pregnant again.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Court bans man with low IQ from having sex – Daily Telegraph

“A man with a low IQ has been banned from having sex by a High Court judge who admitted the case raised questions about ‘civil liberties and personal autonomy’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Vulnerable young people trapped in justice system – The Guardian

“Young people with mental illness and learning difficulties are being let down by youth justice system, a new report reveals.”

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The Guardian, 24th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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