Winterbourne View promises not met

A report following the Winterbourne View scandal has found a pledge to move people out of institutions and into the community has not been met. 11 workers were convicted of abusing patients at the South Gloucestershire care home in 2011.

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Patients rights were undermined in a 'brutal way' at Winterbourne View, says head of CPS

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.

– Ann Redropp, Head of the CPS Complex Case Team

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