By George Stephens • 09 November 2019 • 11:33
The health secretary for the government has apologised to an autistic girl who is locked up 24 hours a day without human contact.
Matt Hancock said on British TV that the current plan is to get Bethany, whose full name cannot be published – moved to a “more appropriate setting before Christmas”.
Her distraught father had recently been in the UK media saying that his daughter is not an animal and revealing that his daughter is being held in a “cell” where food is served to her by sliding it across the floor.
Health secretary Hancock said after making the apology “I’ve met Jeremy and I insisted on a serious case review into Bethany’s care, which I’ve received a couple of weeks ago – and in fact we’ve published the executive summary, which is very unusual because these things are highly sensitive and Bethany’s case is incredibly difficult and complex”
He went on to say””Bethany does need to be moved and we’re lining up where we can move her to, we’ve got to get that right”
“The current plan is for her to be moved to a more appropriate setting before Christmas, I very much hope that will happen.” he finished with.
In response to the MP’s comments father Jeremy said he is not confident that it will happen and his daughter will remain in her “cell” but is in hope that it may now the Health Secretary has made the statement on British TV.
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