Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has today accepted full responsibility for the death of Connor Sparrowhawk and has admitted that it was negligent and violated both Connor's and his family's human rights in failing to protect Connor's preventable death by drowning following an epileptic seizure. The Trust has now published a statement,which is here, confirming that it accepts:
The Trust has agreed to publish the statement on the front page of its website for four weeks and an easy read version will be made available.
A joint press release has been issued by Bindmans LLP and INQUEST. It is available here
The Trust’s statement refers to both the inquest jury’s findings (following the inquest in October 2014) and the Verita Report of 2014. The jury’s findings are available here and the Verita report of 2014 is available here
More information about the #JusticeforLB (Connor Sparrowhawk) campaign is available here
Paul Bowen QC represents the family, instructed by Charlotte Haworth Hird of Bindmans.