These are external links and will open in a new window. The abuse and mistreatment of vulnerable adults at a specialist hospital has been uncovered by the BBC's Panorama programme. Undercover BBC filming shows staff intimidating, mocking and restraining patients with learning disabilities and autism at Whorlton Hall, County Durham. Experts said the culture was deviant at the privately-run NHS-funded unit with evidence of "psychological torture". The bed hospital is one of scores of such units in England that provide care for just below 2, adults with learning disabilities and autism.
Purbeck Care Home: Report highlights abuse and neglect - BBC News
Ten staff members at a learning disability hospital have been arrested after a BBC Panorama programme showed footage of staff appearing to mistreat patients. Following an investigation into alleged abuse of patients at Whorlton Hill psychiatric hospital, Durham constabulary confirmed it had arrested seven men and three women in connection with the undercover recording, which showed carers being violent towards patients. Police said arrests were made at addresses in the areas of Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland, Darlington and Stockton on Friday 24 May, with the staff questioned about offences relating to abuse and neglect. Police said they would seek cooperation of the BBC Panorama production team in gathering further evidence. The programme depicted abusive behaviour towards people including of Alex, a year-old woman with autism who had been at Whorlton Hall for nearly a year.
Identify Factors Which Have Featured in Reports into Serious Cases of Abuse and Neglect
These are external links and will open in a new window. Vulnerable adults at a Dorset care home were abused and neglected by staff, a serious case review has found. The report into Purbeck Care Home in Wareham, found there were eight allegations of staff abusing residents from to All agencies on the Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole Safeguarding Adults Board, including the council and police, said they "fully accepted" the report. The multi-agency investigation began in , when the home had 40 residents placed there by 16 agencies, including Dorset County Council and Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group.
Child maltreatment is the abuse and neglect that occurs to children under 18 years of age. Child maltreatment is a global problem with serious life-long consequences. In spite of recent national surveys in several low- and middle-income countries, data from many countries are still lacking.