What is the point of inquests? Performing prevention?

This question from Liz this morning has resulted in my finishing this blog, I’ve less rage than yesterday and was going to leave it but I’ve so many half finished posts I decided to crack on or it might never see the light of day. Liz’s question is the ultimate one, and one I ask […]

When is neglect not neglect?

Still angry, I know its not healthy and if my lovely ma were still alive she’d be imploring me to shut my laptop and do something to relax. I tried this afternoon after posting my last three blogs, honest I did, but I managed to balls up my knitting and lose the plot of what […]

Live tweeting inquests and tribunals – 10 top tips of learning so far #JusticeforLB

In two days time I’ll be back at Oxford Crown Court with the #JusticeforLB crew, waiting for the Honourable┬áMr Justice Stuart-Smith to pass down his sentence to Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust after the Health and Safety Executive prosecuted them in relation to the deaths of Teresa Colvin and Connor Sparrowhawk. You can catch up […]

Prosecuting the NHS, denial and state violence #JusticeforLB #WCMTLD

At 2pm tomorrow Southern Health will be up in court on charges relating to LB’s death. The Health and Safety Executive are prosecuting Southern Health NHSFT under Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. You can find out more about the act and how they enforce it on the HSE website […]

Inquest reflections #JusticeforLB

Last week I wrote a post reflecting on the first week of LB’s inquest last year. It focused on some of the themes that emerged in that first week, the sprinklings of candour, the constant undercurrent of mother blaming, the contradictions and flaky knowledge of epilepsy, even then, years after LB died, years after Southern […]

Keep reaching, keep working, keep fighting #JusticeforLB

A couple of weeks ago I watched a documentary on Barack Obama’s time as President of the USA. I was in the US when he was elected and wrote about the power of hope and optimism on my personal blog as he campaigned for re-election four years later (as Dad was dying). The documentary clearly […]

Stitches of hope #JusticeforLB

I’ve not blogged in an age, mostly because I’ve struggled to find anything positive to say. Anyone who has read this blog before will know that I don’t require myself to be positive (in fact I think society is obsessed with doing everything in it’s power to portray wonderful joy and happiness, especially on social […]

A less hirsute rotation around the sun #hairhack #JusticeforLB

Today it is a year since my #hairhack, that’s one full rotation of the sun and probably my least hirsute one yet. I wanted to write a blog post, partly to share some learning and mark a year on, but mostly to update on the two causes that I shaved my head for in the […]

Pre-inquest review #JusticeforLB

Didn’t want the sun to set on today without capturing something on paper (actually the sun set hours ago and this is just me and my keyboard, no paper involved, but lets not get caught on details!).┬áToday I went to Oxford for Connor’s pre-inquest review hearing. I hadn’t set foot outside the station before Agent […]

Feeling prickly #WMHD2014

Today is World Mental Health Day 2014. As ever I’m a little uncertain and sceptical about the actual impact of awareness raising days, but genuinely believe we’ve a long way to go before discussing mental health is truly easy and accepted in society, so thought I’d add my two pennies worth. Today I’m feeling prickly. […]