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.
A report into the care of people with learning disabilities has called for "immediate action" to protect patients.
A serious case review into abuse at the Winterbourne View care home in South Gloucestershire has been published today.
Mencap and the Challenging Behaviour Foundation say they've received 260 reports of ill-treatment in other care homes.