Savile report: Police probing link to child death at care home

Police are investigating an allegation published in a University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust report that links Jimmy Savile to the death of a young girl at a children's care home near Loughborough in the 1960s.

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Broadmoor report: Clear failings over Jimmy Savile

The Broadmoor Hospital report into Jimmy Savile found there were clear failings in the way access to the hospital was controlled during the time he was connected to the institution.

It noted:

  • A closed and introspective institutional culture, encouraging a custodial approach to 'inmates' and permitting instances or harsh treatment
  • A 'notable absence of written polices and procedures' over most of the time Savile was involved with the hospital
  • Savile had keys allowing him unrestricted access to ward areas within the security perimeter
  • Sexual relationships between staff and patients were tolerated in what was a "clear, repeated failure of safeguarding standards".

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