As reported in the Daily Mail: My comment in capitals:
Tens of thousands of allegations of abuse have been made against care workers but only 15 prosecutions.
THE SYSTEM IS CORRUPT
Figures show there have been a total of 23,428 accusations reported to local councils in the last three years.
But these are only the tip of the iceberg as only half of authorities would supply figures.
FORCE THEM TO DISCLOSE INFORMATION
According to the BBC’s File on 4 just 700 of the 23,000 cases involved the police and led to just 15 prosecutions.
FORCE THE POLICE TO PROSECUTE
BBC’s Radio 4’s File on 4 documentary through Freedom of Information requests to local councils across the UK.
Michael King, Local Government Ombudsman said: ‘What we see is just the tip of the iceberg’.
MAKE CAMERAS IN ALL CARE ENVIRONMENTS COMPULSORY
Bridget Warr, chief executive of the UK Home Care Association , which represents home care providers said: ‘I think that the challenges of too little money in the system from Government, through local authorities to providers’.
BOLLOCKS! ABUSE OCCURS BECAUSE ABUSIVE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN EMPLOYED, OFTEN WITHOUT ADEQUATE CHECKS
A Department of Health spokesman said: ‘The abuse of people who depend on care services in their own homes is completely unacceptable’.
OBVIOUS AND MEANINGLESS COMMENT. WHEN WILL THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH MAKE CAMERAS IN ALL CARE ENVIRONMENTS COMPULSORY? IF NOT, WHY NOT? CUT OUT THE DRIVEL ABOUT ETHICS. IT IS NOT ETHICAL TO PRESIDE OVER A REGIME THAT ALLOWS THE ABUSE (SOMETIMES SEXUAL) OF ELDERLY PEOPLE BECAUSE THE COMPANIES RUNNING YOUR SHIT REGIME DO NOT WANT TO BE EXPOSED FOR WHAT THEY ARE, AS NEITHER DO YOU.
Lenin nightingale 2017