The NHS Improvement agency has published new standards of care for NHS Trusts providing learning disability services. It states:

‘Several inquiries and investigations have found that some NHS trusts and foundation trusts are failing to adequately respect and protect people’s rights, with devastating consequences for them and their families..With system partners we have developed four standards that trusts need to meet; doing so identifies them as delivering high quality services for people with learning disabilities, autism or both.’ 

The new standards can be viewed at this link