I didn’t know LB – but you only have to watch this video LB - the ultimate Laughing Boy His smile says so much. I cried watching it, It bought back my own story – when I “lost” my son for a long long time. But unlike LB – mine has a future. I cannot imagine the pain and loss his family feel. It must be hard enough losing a much loved child, but to know it was preventable is beyond me.
The staff member may have seen it as a ”joke” but so did the staff at Winterbourne View, A supposedly experienced member of the team well im guessing experienced they certainly explained all the restraint techniques well enough, yet didnt have enough **Autism awareness to know that LB like many learning disabled people struggle with social interaction, often don’t get “jokes” add in a stressful frightening experience is it any bloody wonder he lashed out.
Have a read of a few other bloggers thoughts on the report and the appalling way LBs family have been treated.
Im not sure I could read all of them at once. They are both personal thoughts and brilliantly analytic, oh and heartbreaking, rage inducingwords - that unlike Southern Health get it
Mark Neary - "A Preventable death" Some questions
The SmallPlaces Preventable
George Julian discrepancies-blatant-misses-and-gaping-holes/
Making It up i-remember-his-jeans-were-wet
Arbitary Constant On Southern Heath & connor sparrowhawks preventable death
People 1st England statement The preventable death of Connor Sparrowhawk
Indigo Joe Blogs let-it-not-be-about-lessons-learned
Building our nest together parents-not-spoken-to-enough
All big ideas start small some-thoughts-on-lb
A bit missing a-preventable-death-justiceforlb
Arbitary Constant congratulating-southern-health-and-fisking-them-and-true-leadership-justiceforlb/
Chris Hattons Blog /bystander-apath
Mental health and mental capacity law connor-sparrowhawk-easyread-version
**I will add more if I see them