Monday, 18 July 2011

CQC: Winterbourne View 'failed to protect people'

A care watchdog has reported a "systemic failure to protect people" at a hospital where alleged abuse was secretly filmed by the BBC.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) published its findings after an inspection of Winterbourne View near Bristol. The review was ordered after BBC Panorama filmed patients being pinned down, slapped and taunted.

Police said they had arrested a 12th person in connection with the inquiry.

The Panorama programme was contacted by whistleblower Terry Bryan who alerted the BBC with his concerns about some staff.

My comment: Notice that the CQC criticises the care home but ignores their own failings! The reason why whistle-blowers contacted the BBC is because they were ignored by the Care Quality Commission. Their involvement looks more like an arse covering exercise similar to Ofsted during the Baby P scandal.

Who scrutinises our watchdogs and takes action when they fail?
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