Over 10,000 people have signed my petition to bring my son Stephen home. He is trapped in an assessment and treatment unit, and on so many inappropriate drugs that his motor skills are lost. I will be delivering my petition to Number 10 Downing Street today, alongside four other parents, asking for the government to bring our children home.
My name is Leo and I have three wonderful children; Jamie 23, Stephen, 20 and Joshua, 8. For almost two years, Stephen was locked up in an assessment and treatment hospital in Northampton over 60 miles away from his home with us in Islington. Stephen’s crime? He has severe autism and a learning disability.