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April 21, 2016

7 Days of Action

Tianze Ni has been detained in ATUs since May 2014. Here is his mother’s story of that time:

tianze on leave

My 18 year old son Tianze has autism, a learning disability and sometimes behaviour issues.

We used to live happily in Fife, Scotland with Tianze, but in May 2014 when Tianze was 16 years old ,he was moved to a hospital in Middlesbrough, England, over 200 miles away from home to have an assessment. It was only supposed to be for maximum 6 week assessment,

The professionals told us that in order to carry out this short term assessment, Tianze needs to be sectioned. However, two years later, Tianze is still there and we still don’t have his discharge plan yet.  We have followed Tianze to  Middlesbrough by selling our house in Scotland. Tianze has developed self harming behaviour in hospital. Tianze has developed bedsores in hospital ,Tianze has been subject to prone restraint regularly in hospital. Since May…

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