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Identify reports into serious failures to protect individuals from abuse

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There were two major reports on abuse you may take into account:

  • Unsafe practices at Hillcroft nursing home in Slyne-with-Hest near Lancaster (May 2010 – September 2011), and
  • The Winterbourne case

In the first report, it states that nursing home staff neglected, emotionally and physically abused persons with a lack of capacity under The Mental Capacity Act 2000 because they would have no memory of the abuse and they couldn’t report it by themselves.

The Winterbourne case showed staff repeatedly assaulting and harshly restraining patients under chairs. Staff gave patients cold punishment showers, left one outside in near zero temperatures, and poured mouthwash into another's eyes. They pulled patient's' hair and forced medication into patients' mouths. Victims were shown screaming and shaking, and one patient was seen trying to jump out of a second-floor window to escape the torment and was then mocked by staff members.

You can also use papers related to the topic, to make your investigation deeper. F.e. you can look for Abuse of Law or check for International responsibility for abuse.