Families’ fury over ‘painfully slow’ progress after Winterbourne View scandal – Daily Telegraph

‘Families of the victims of the Winterbourne View care scandal have written to David Cameron accusing ministers of betrayal by leaving vulnerable disabled people at risk of abuse five years on.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st May 2016

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Relatives campaign for ‘Robin’s law’ to oblige care homes to inform family if a loved one is ill – The Guardian

‘As a new inquest approaches into the death of their autistic sister, family continues to fight for a law to boost the rights of relatives.’

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The Guardian, 1st June 2016

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Deaf school’s closure was due to abuse of residents, says regulator – The Guardian

Posted April 6th, 2016 in assault, care workers, disabled persons, news, reports by tracey

‘The sudden closure of a college for vulnerable people was due to the serious abuse of residents by staff, the health and social care regulator has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 5th April 2016

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Braintree care home abuse: Workers jailed after TV investigation – BBC News

Posted February 26th, 2016 in assault, care homes, care workers, elderly, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Three care workers have each been jailed for four months for assaulting an elderly woman in a residential home.’

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BBC News, 25th February 2016

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Worker stole nearly £500,000 of council funds to pay for lavish wedding – The Guardian

Posted December 4th, 2015 in abuse of position of trust, care workers, fraud, money laundering, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A finance officer in one of London’s poorest boroughs has been jailed after she defrauded the council of almost £500,000, paying for a lavish wedding, a honeymoon in Dubai and extensive home renovations.’

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The Guardian, 3rd December 2015

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Care worker spared jail after defrauding elderly couple of their savings – The Guardian

Posted November 26th, 2015 in care workers, fraud, news, sentencing, suspended sentences, theft by tracey

‘An elderly man with dementia spent his final days in a residential home separated from his wife of 63 years after their care worker defrauded them of their savings.

Yeoman, 27, was found guilty at Bristol crown court of one count of theft and 12 of fraud but she walked free with a suspended sentence.’

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The Guardian, 25th November 2015

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Devon carer’s sentence increased to 15 years for sex attack on elderly patients – Attorney General’s Office

Posted November 2nd, 2015 in care workers, elderly, press releases, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has increased a 10 year sentence to 15 years for a care worker who sexually attacked three elderly residents in her care.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 27th October 2015

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Devon care worker who filmed sex assaults has jail term increased – BBC News

Posted October 28th, 2015 in appeals, care workers, elderly, news, sentencing, sexual offences, video recordings by sally

‘A care worker who sexually assaulted elderly patients and sent footage of the attacks to her boyfriend has had her jail term increased to 15 years.’

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BBC News, 27th October 2015

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Social care regulators receiving 150 allegations of abuse towards vulnerable adults every day – The Independent

‘Social care regulators receive 150 allegations relating to the abuse of vulnerable adults and the elderly every day, new figures reveal.’

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The Independent, 8th August 2015

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Care officers subjected youngsters to ‘degrading treatment, racist comments’ – Daily Telegraph

‘Care officers at a secure detention centre for young offenders were found to be taking drugs at work, smuggling in “inappropriate” DVDs as Ofsted rates them inadequate.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th May 2015

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What should we do with violent children? One secure home may have the answer – The Guardian

‘The young people locked up in Clayfields House have been convicted of serious crimes, from assault to murder. Under close supervision, many have turned their lives around – but now this unusual prison may be under threat.’

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The Guardian, 18th March 2015

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Drive to end Winterbourne View-style care going backwards, official report shows – Daily Telegraph

‘Report commissioned by NHS calls for closure of all Winterbourne View-style institutions for disabled patients but Chief Nursing Officer insists complexity of cases leading to slow progress.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th November 2014

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Care worker Lorenzo Bacus could have more victims, say police – BBC News

Posted November 25th, 2014 in care workers, elderly, news, sentencing, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘A care worker who has been jailed for abusing a male resident at a home could have struck before, say police.’

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BBC News, 25th November 2014

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Tribunal rejects call by FOI requester for names of legal advisors at care regulator – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 5th, 2014 in care workers, disclosure, freedom of information, news, tribunals by sally

‘The First-tier Tribunal (FTT) has upheld the Care Quality Commission’s refusal to supply the names of individuals who provided it with legal advice on the de-registration of a care agency.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th November 2014

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Cumbrian care workers jailed after abuse at Penrith home – BBC News

‘Three care workers have been jailed for abusing dementia patients at a Cumbria home.’

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BBC News, 24th October 2014

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Gloria Foster inquest: ‘Neglect contributed to death’ – BBC News

Posted September 10th, 2014 in care workers, elderly, hospitals, inquests, medical treatment, medicines, news by sally

‘Neglect contributed to the death of an elderly woman found dying at home nine days after her care agency was shut in a police raid, a coroner has concluded.’

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BBC News, 10th September 2014

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Care workers take Hampshire home employers to tribunal over pay and working hours – The Guardian

‘Eleven female carers to the elderly are taking their employers to a tribunal claiming they were only paid by the minutes they spent with clients rather than their rostered working hours. The staff, who were on zero-hours contracts, allege that, due to the arrangements, they were paid less than the minimum wage of £6.31 an hour. It is understood that some of the employees at Apex Care in Romsey, Hampshire, where the firm was commissioned to provide the home care service by the council, believe their real hourly wage was close to £3.50.’

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The Guardian, 17th August 2014

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Care Act 2014

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in care homes, care workers, carers, legislation, local government, standards by sally

Care Act 2014 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Hillcroft nursing home care workers jailed for abusing elderly residents – The Guardian

‘Three nursing home staff have been jailed and a fourth given a community sentence for tormenting and abusing elderly residents with dementia, actions described by the trial judge as “gratuitous sport at the expense of vulnerable victims”.’

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The Guardian, 10th January 2014

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Parkside Nursing Home deaths: Police to review evidence – BBC News

Posted January 10th, 2014 in care homes, care workers, disciplinary procedures, elderly, evidence, news by tracey

‘Police are to review evidence given at a tribunal after five “severely” neglected patients died in two weeks at a Northampton home.’

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BBC News, 9th January 2014

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