Health and Social Care Nvq L3

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Assignment 204 Task B Winterbourne View is one of the most known cases of failures to protect individuals from abuse, it was a hospital where alleged abuse was filmed by the BBC. The review was ordered after BBC Panorama filmed patients being physically abused, it was stated that the BBC had recordings of patients being pinned down, slapped and taunted. The Care Quality Commission report on Winterbourne View found owners Castlebeck Care had failed to protect residents living at the unit were protected from risk, this included the risks of unsafe practises by its own staff. It was said “There was a systemic failure to protect people or to investigate allegations of abuse”, also “The provider had failed in its legal duty to notify the Care Quality Commission of serious incidents including injuries to patients or occasions when they had gone missing” Inspectors also noted staff did not appear to understand the needs of the people in their care. The Care Quality Commission director of operations Amanda Sherlock explained that once the investigation had been followed, it was clear the abuse in Winterbourne View was far worse than they were warned. Once the Chief Executive of Castle beck’s Lee Reed read this report he responded to the Care Quality Commission which read “we are truly sorry for the failures which led to the terrible mistreatment suffered by patients at Winterbourne View. As soon as the company was made aware of the appalling misconduct of staff at Winterbourne View, we alerted the police and other relevant authorities”. Winterbourne View was officially closed down in June 2012. Another story brought to my attention was Baby P was failed by police, social workers and lawyers. Due to a catalogue of errors which lead to the toddler’s death at the hands of his mother and her boyfriend. Steven Barker the mother’s boyfriend battered Peter to death. If social

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