Recent Blog Posts

Kapwing: making video easily accessible

October 25th, 2021

A few months ago, after Peter Seaby’s inquest concluded, I recorded a series of five short videos to explain what had happened. I did this for a few reasons. Firstly, for practical reasons, because I was too tired to try and write a blog post and wrangle my thoughts coherently. Secondly, because I was interested […]

Transcript of video about Mark Shannon

September 15th, 2021

Morning, it’s early, and dimpsy outside so I’ve scoured my house for a well lit corner and I’m talking to you from my kitchen. I have just hit publish on a blog post that I wrote yesterday, on what was the 9th anniversary of the death of Mark Shannon. Last week I got to speak […]

My 13 year twitterversary

September 12th, 2021

Hello, so this week Twitter sent me a tweet, to tell me I’d been here for 13 years and it got me thinking and I thought I’d do a little recap. So just over 13 years ago I’d been to something called the @TheDoLectures, I was gifted a place. Look them up, they’re fabulous, it […]

Lifting expectations; a legacy for Danny Willgoss

September 11th, 2021

As I sit trying to write this, to introduce you to Danny Willgoss, the poignancy of it being World Suicide Prevention Day is not lost on me. Danny was 25 when he died, his family believe by suicide, on Fathers’ Day in June 2018. Danny was autistic and we know that autistic people, without a […]

Cawston Park Safeguarding Adults Review

September 9th, 2021

I attended a press conference this morning for the release of a Safeguarding Adults Review commissioned by Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board into the death of three “patients” at Jeesal Cawston Park “Hospital”. I’ve intentionally put patients and hospital in scare quotes, because it’s a term that really shouldn’t be used in my opinion. Personally I’d […]

Transcript of 2min video about LEDER – 27 August 2021

August 27th, 2021

Hello, its the end of a long week but I was having a conversation this week with Gillian on twitter and said that I felt that the Learning Disability Mortality Review process, LEDER, was confusing things when it came to the deaths of learning disabled people rather than helping necessarily. She was interested in my […]

Transcript of 5 videos uploaded to Twitter following Peter Seaby’s inquest

August 23rd, 2021

Video1: Hello, I’ve just finished reporting on the inquest into the death of Peter Gary Seaby and I don’t have it in me to write a blog post so I thought I would record a quick video message to share some of what we’ve heard and some of what we’ve learnt in court. The jury […]

Family statement following conclusion of Peter Seaby’s inquest

On Monday 23 August 2021 the jury in the inquest touching on the death of Peter Seaby retired. The Coroner had summed the evidence up for them and concluded that the only legally safe and just conclusions that they could reach would be a short form conclusion of natural causes, or a short factual narrative. […]

Peter Seaby hated carrots

August 13th, 2021

Peter was born in 1954 in London, the youngest of four children following Richard, Karen and Mick. His older brother, Mick described to me how his Mum was stressed out when she found out Peter had Downs Syndrome, but his Dad smothered him with love and always said he’s going to be alright. Peter’s mother […]