Phase 2: Canada

I started this post on the airplane to Canada and have only just got around to posting it a few days later. I’m lucky enough to have two weeks in Canada, I start in Toronto, before spending 4 days in Edmonton and then return to Toronto for my final days (which includes a one day […]

2018 Update

It’s 9 months since I returned from Phase 1 of my WCMT travels visiting Australia and New Zealand and I’m preparing for the start of Phase 2 in Canada. This post will capture a few of the developments in the UK in the last year. I’ve live tweeted two more inquests of learning disabled. Richard […]

Profound injustice #LEDER #FestABLE

Anyone who has seen me, spoken to me, or tweeted with me since the interim LEDER report was published has had to listen to me raging about the utterly demoralising contents. I’ve yet to actually take my needle to canvas to stitch the new and (not in the slightest improve) premature mortality statistics. Instead of […]

When is a world first not a world first?

When its Tory propaganda of course. On Tuesday I was watching Parliament health and social care questions and was interested to see my local MP, Kevin Foster, ask some fairly anodyne question about social media and children’s mental health. I didn’t really think much of it, other than I was pleased to see he was […]

Record of Inquest – Danny Tozer

Danny’s parents have shared the final record of inquest from @TozerInquest with me and requested that I share it. It’s here (or click on the image below, both will open the full record document in a new window), complete with spelling error of where Danny was born. The document records Danny’s cause of death as: 1a) […]

La Danse Macabre #LEDER #TozerInquest

This is a guest blog post written by Rosie Tozer: Why am I experiencing early symptoms of a panic attack as I read the LeDeR report and the commentary? (and many thanks to all the wonderful supportive people who have continued to mention Danny in their comments and their blogs. But for now a week […]

Crowdsourced #OpenJustice Work Month 1

Just over a month ago I took the plunge and asked the twittersphere if they’d pay me a £1 a month (or any amount greater than that) to support my Open Justice work, live tweeting inquests and other court cases and tribunals. I’ve deliberately not collected email addresses because I don’t want to get into […]

Dying for a wank

This week the inquest into the death of Danny Tozer concluded in York. The coroner found that Danny died as a result of an epileptic seizure that led to a cardiac event, that in turn starved his brain of oxygen. Danny’s death was classified as SUDEP – sudden unexplained death in epilepsy. The coroner found […]

Family statement at the conclusion of the inquest into Danny Tozer

Danny was a much loved son, brother and uncle. He was a fit and healthy young man, diagnosed with autism, epilepsy and learning disabilities. Danny was a people person who enjoyed travel, playing his piano, being active and drinking tea. In 2013 Danny moved to be nearer us and we were hopeful that he could […]