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Why we should bring a ‘hate crime’ perspective to abuse in care settings

Wednesday 28 May 2014


Panorama’s undercover investigation into the abuse of older people at the Old Deanery care home in Braintree, Essex, was broadcast on 30th April 2014, and attracted keen interest. Seven members of staff were sacked, almost immediately, and there have been two arrests to date.

Anglia Retirement Homes Ltd., the company that runs the Old Deanery, issued a statement clarifying that only a small number of staff were involved in the incidents and that such behaviour was not tolerated and was not indicative of wider practice.

You can read the full version of this article on the Community Care website