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Inspectors found 'significant issues impacting on safety and well-being of children' - so owners closed down business overnight. The safety and well-being of children at a privately-run nursery in Bridgend has been affected by “significant issues”, according to inspectors called in by whistleblowers. Pili Pala Day Nurseries in Bridgend shut…
A private nursing home under police investigation because of the deaths of four residents has until tomorrow to make urgent improvements or face closure. Inspectors issued Bupa's Pentland Hill nursing home with a formal improvement notice in August and a new report reveals that the quality of care was still…
Health Minister Edwin Poots has ordered a review into the quality of care at Cherry Tree House nursing home in Carrick. In a statement, the Department indicated the minister had commissioned the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) to provide ‘independent assurance’ that all necessary steps had been taken in…
A national care home operator has been fined for safety failings at an east London care home. Middlesex-based MNS Care PLC was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for exposing residents to a risk of being scalded, and for using potentially unsafe lifting equipment at Hanbury Court Care…
Birmingham City’s council leader demanded a face-to-face meeting with Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw (pictured) following his comments branding the city a ‘national disgrace’ over its failure to improve child protection. Council leader Sir Albert Bore has asked the chief schools inspector to Birmingham ahead of the imminent inspection of…
The Viewforth House care home in Lerwick for people with dementia is under close council scrutiny after it received poor reports in two recent inspections. The council-run premises was subject to two unannounced visits from the Care Inspectorate during the last year, one last December and another in May. In…
Southampton City Council have pledged to carry out a major shake-up of social services after inspectors branded them “inadequate” at a time when four children died in the city. A damning Ofsted report said the quality of care for vulnerable youngsters failed to meet minimum standards in 2011 when Blake…
Children’s services in Flintshire have been recognised as being among the best in Wales in various areas of a county. A report from the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales found adult and children’s services to be performing positively in Flintshire. The annual report evaluated social services provision across Flintshire…
HMI Probation Reports on Full Joint Inspections (FJI) and Short Quality Screenings (SQS) of youth offending work. These reports outline the findings of the recent SQS inspections carried out as part of our programme of inspection of youth offending work. As an independent inspectorate, HMI Probation provides assurance to Ministers…
Essex County Council has announced its private fostering service has been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsed.
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