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Review of autism home abuse condemns out-of-area commissioning failings

A review into the abuse of adults with autism at a home in Somerset run by the National Autistic Society (NAS) has called for an overhaul of the monitoring of out-of-area care placements. The report identifies ‘lack of rigour and failures of judgement’ by commissioners from across the UK.

Mendip House, which closed in October 2016 following a highly critical inspection, was part of an NAS ‘campus’ home to adults with severe autism placed by 30 local authorities and clinical commissioning groups from across the UK.

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