A Darlington based care home provider, which owned a residential unit where widespread abuse was exposed, has gone into administration.
Castlebeck Care Group runs nine homes in the North East and eleven nationwide, including Winterbourne View in Bristol, which closed after systematic abuse was revealed.
The administrators are now searching for a buyer.
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