Care home proposals are a 'watershed moment'

Government proposals have been announced to stop abuse like that uncovered at Winterbourne View ever happening again.

Charity Mencap has welcomed this as a moment of real potential change.

Care minister Norman Lamb says he will look at changing the law so that corporate boards will bear some responsibility in future.

Mr Lamb said he hopes this is a watershed moment for people with learning disabilities in England post Winterbourne View.

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Care home proposals published

The Government has announced proposals to stop abuse like that uncovered at Winterbourne View care home. Six of 11 care staff who admitted charges of abuse or neglected were jailed in October.