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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Winterbourne View: Detective says case would not have been possible without whistle blowers

The eleven individuals abused the trust of victims and that of their relatives and friends. They have all pleaded guilty to criminal offences of ill treatment and neglect as detailed within the Mental Health Act.

Had it not been for the actions of individuals who raised concerns about the neglect and cruelty suffered by the victims at Winterbourne View, this wholly unacceptable behaviour would have continued unchecked.

We now await sentencing which will bring the criminal justice process to a final conclusion."

– Detective Chief Superintendent Louisa Rolfe, CID

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