Four arrested after reports of ill treatment at care home

Leicestershire Police has arrested four members of staff, following reports of the ill treatment of residents at the Fosse Court Care Home in Leicester.

Probe continues into Leicester care home allegations

The Fosse Court care home on Fosse Road North in Leicester Credit: ITV News Central

Police continue to investigate allegations that residents at a care home in Leicester were ill treated.

The Care Quality Commission went into Fosse Court care home last Tuesday and say they uncovered several 'serious issues'. Four female workers have been arrested and bailed. The home cares for adults over 65, including some who have physical and mental disabilities.

'A number of serious issues' at Leicester care home

Fosse Court Care Home, Leicester Credit: ITV News

Inspectors at a care home in Leicester found "a number of serious issues", the deputy chief inspector of adult social care at the Care Quality Commission has said.

Malcolm Bower-Brown's comments come as police arrested four members of staff following reports of the ill treatment of residents at the Fosse Court Care Home.

He said:

We carried out an inspection at Fosse Court care home in Fosse Road North, Leicester, on Tuesday 1 July, in response to concerns that had been shared with us about standards of care at the service.

Our inspectors found a number of serious issues and we have informed the provider of these. Concerns have also been shared with the local authority and other agencies.

Our inspectors are at the home again today carrying out further checks.

We will publish the findings of our inspections and the details of any action we take against the provider, as soon as possible.

In the meantime, we are aware of Leicester City Council's decision to seek alternative care homes for their clients.

We appreciate the anxiety this will cause for some residents and their families and are working closely with the City Council to ensure the moves to new homes are handled as carefully as possible, to safeguard the safety and welfare of residents.

We are also in touch with Leicestershire Police and await the outcome of their investigation. If anyone has concerns about this or any other care service, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Council responds to news of care home arrests

Leicestershire City Council has responded to the news that four members of staff have been arrested following reports of the ill treatment of residents at the Fosse Court Care Home in Leicester.

A city council spokesperson said:

We are aware of the allegations regarding Fosse Court independent care home and are supporting police with their investigation.

Our primary concern is the safety and support of residents and we are working with them and their families to ensure this.

Four arrested after reports of ill treatment at care home

Leicestershire Police has arrested four members of staff, following reports of the ill treatment of residents at the Fosse Court Care Home in Leicester.Those arrested were women aged 46, 47, 54 and 61, who have all been bailed pending further investigations.

Police are working with the Care Quality Commission and Leicester City Council to ensure the safety of the residents.The home cares for adults older than 65, including some who have physical or mental disabilities.The investigation is at an early stage.