Children with learning difficulties mistaken as antisocial

Julie Spencer-Cingöz, chief executive of the British
Institute for Brain Injured Children, told a conference on
antisocial behaviour orders today that there was
“substantial” anecdotal evidence that not enough was
being done to prevent those with conditions such as ADHD, autism
and Asperger’s from “falling foul” of new

Karen Swift from the government’s antisocial behaviour
unit admitted to the conference that the Home Office did not
collect statistics on the number of Asbos issued to young people
with learning difficulties.

The conference marked the launch of the BIBIC’s
“ain’t misbehaving” campaign to raise awareness
of the problem.


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