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A private care home has been convicted and heavily fined for failing to protect two vulnerable young adults from a sexually "predatory" resident.Hillgreen Care were required to provide round-the-clock supervision of the offending young man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, because of his history of sexual abuse allegations.But…
CPL Production’s ‘Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds’, the charming Channel 4 TV series pairing old and young which involves Bath Professor Malcolm Johnson, has won Best Constructed Documentary Series at the 2018 Grierson Awards. Organised by The Grierson Trust, the awards recognise and celebrate documentaries from Britain and…
Labour has attacked Bedlam-like conditions for people with learning disabilities.Shadow health minister Barbara Keeley said the current situation was "nothing short of a national scandal" with patients being treated in a way that has "no place in the 21st century".Recent reports of an autistic teenager called Bethany who was locked…
England's chief care inspector has warned of "shocking" failings over people in care homes.Andrea Sutcliffe, the Care Quality Commission's (CQC) chief inspector of adult social care, said some care services had put patients at risk of "harm and potentially death".She also lambasted some services people receive at home, saying that…
A man who was sexually abused at a children’s home in the 1970s has spoken of his belief a paedophile ring may have been operating inside the facility. David Whelan, who waived his right to anonymity, said he believed he was being groomed to be “passed on” while he was…
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has indicated he is ready to consider calls to close all institutions for people with learning difficulties or autism. The call came from Sir Stephen Bubb, who said recommendations for reform of the system in his 2014 report into abuse at the Winterbourne View home have…
An adult care home manager has been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers in Wales after a hearing found her fitness to practise is currently impaired because of her misconduct. Rachel Hooton was accused of multiple failings at the two care homes she managed in Pembrokeshire, both of…
A man who spent two years in hospital after being subjected to cold baths for wetting his bed in a children’s home has described the institution as a “prison camp”. Thomas Hagan, 82, was a resident at Quarrier’s Village in Renfrewshire between 1938 and 1952 and said it “ruined” his…
Millions of people are underestimating the cost of paying for a care home by an average of £12,000 a year, a survey suggests. Which? found that 55% of people estimated a figure for the cost of a private nursing home place in their area that fell short of the average…
More than 360 people have made complaints of physical and sexual abuse against people at orphanages run by three voluntary organisations in Scotland, police have said.The announcement was made during the opening statements in phase three of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry (SCAI) in Edinburgh on Tuesday.It is now looking…
An "opportunistic and predatory" sex offender who attacked a fellow resident at a care home was able to enter bedrooms "night or day" despite requiring 24/7 supervision, a court heard.Hillgreen Care Limited knew the man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, needed constant one-on-one supervision to protect vulnerable residents…
The third phase of hearings in the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry (SCAI) is to open with an investigation of residential childcare establishments run by large-scale care providers.The inquiry is tasked with examining historical allegations of the abuse of children in care and began taking statements from witnesses in the spring…
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