If like me, you have been following the ongoing campaign about the use of restraint and seclusion, for in-patients diagnosed with learning disabilities and autism, you will be aware of Bethany's story and her father's campaign to have her moved to a more suitable placement, that led to an apology from the Health Secretary Matt Hancock. 

Bethany's case caught the attention of the media and campaigners because it is a stark example of a young person, cared for in a completely inappropriate setting, in a clearly inappropriate way. This situation led to her being routinely restrained and placed in seclusion, being fed through a hatch. 

It is such great news to see that Bethany now appears to be making great progress in her specialised placement.

What remains concerning is that despite clear attention to this issue, the data that has been released by the NHS shows the use of restraint and seclusion is increasing, not decreasing, despite pledges to reduce restraint.

Harriet Harman, who is the chair of the select committee on Human Rights, as quoted by the BBC says "We clearly don't even know the half of it, since many providers of these institutions don't give the information that they should about what's going on".

This is a clear and ongoing issue, that needs to be addressed. Government targets to move people with learning disabilities out of in-patient settings are not being met, which leads to situations like Bethany's arising and unnecessary and elongated suffering for those individuals and their families.

Let's hope that this programme and the recommendations of Ms Harman lead to some positive progress on this issue.