Darren Smith, Katie Cairns, Gemma Pearson and Carol Moore showed complete disregard for the well-being of the people they had been entrusted to care for.
Further to that, their ill-treatment was directed at some of the most vulnerable members of our community - these people couldn't speak out or defend themselves.
Their behaviour was utterly contemptible and I can only hope they will now reflect on their actions and see just how cowardly their conduct was.
I would once again like to take this opportunity to commend those members of staff who displayed great courage and decency in speaking out against this despicable behaviour.
More top news
The Met Police could soon be using birds of prey to help keep the skies above London clear of crime.
The PM is expected to slam the "scandalous" failure of the prisons sector today as he outlines his plans for a modern prison system.
Outbreaks of rain will continue to move eastwards across the UK this evening.