– Ann Redropp, Head of the CPS Complex Case Team
Safety and security, and the ability to live free from fear and harassment, are fundamental human rights. The kind of offending that took place at Winterbourne View undermined these rights in an appalling and systematically brutal way.
The CPS has treated these as Disability Hate Crimes, which we regard as particularly serious.
11 care workers have now pleaded guilty to ill treating or neglecting patients at Winterbourne View hospital near Bristol. A serious case review into abuse at the care home is due to be published today.