Preventing Future Deaths 2023: Liam Bentley, Oleg Khala and Philip Malone

There were 16 PFDs following conclusions of inquests relating to autistic people in 2023, and I’ve reviewed some here and others here. This is the next three deaths, with one further post to follow. Liam Bentley was 25 when he died in June 2022. The Senior Coroner for Mid Kent and Medway, Patricia Harding, who […]

Preventing Future Deaths: Lucy Walles, Ryan Evans and Benn Curran-Nicholls

Previous posts as follows: Post 1: Lugh Baker and David Hemmings Post 2: Owen Garnett, Steven Duquemin and Matthew Dale Post 3: Claire Twinn, Mark McKessy and Shane West This is the final post reviewing 2023 Prevention of Future Death Reports into people with a learning disability (with/without autism). At some stage I will review […]

Preventing Future Deaths: Claire Twinn, Mark McKessy and Shane West

Continuing with the exploration of Prevention of Future Death reports issued in 2023 for learning disabled and/or autistic people, today I cover three more reports relating to learning disabled people. You can find the first post here and the second here. Claire Twinn Claire was 47 when she died in December 2022. She had Downs […]

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 […]

The Life and Times of Amy Allan #JusticeforAmyAllan

This is Amy. She is 14, stands 4ft 8inches tall, a mop of hair with a life of its own and a huge smile, her trademark features. This time last year she was out at a local water park in Greenock at Wavefront Leisure Complex with three of her best friends, where hours were spent […]

Dying to matter #WCMTLD

I spent today, International Day of People with Disability 2017, in Brisbane. Well that’s not strictly true, I spent some of it in Brisbane, some of it travelling to the Gold Coast and a significant chunk of it having an incredibly pleasurable lunch and walk on the beach/paddle in the shallows and chat with Sally […]

New approaches to preventing deaths needed

Last day of my first week in Australia, Day 7 of #WCMTLD. I had left my diary clear this morning which I was exceedingly grateful for, my head is buzzing with ideas and reflections and it was good to spend a couple hours in another cafe, Scout’s Honour with a stunning breakfast and some time […]

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 […]