The aim of the code

The aim of the Code is to avoid what happened at Winterbourne View ever happening again. To achieve this, much change is needed in the care sector if good organisations are to flourish and poor providers be driven out.

Specifically we want to achieve the following:


  • Drive up quality in services for people with learning disabilities that goes beyond minimum standards
  • Create and build a passion in the learning disability sector to provide high quality, values-led services
  • Provide a clear message to the sector and the wider population about what is and what is not acceptable practice
  • Promote a culture of openness and honesty in organisations
  • Promote the celebration and sharing of the good work that is already out there.