Record number of assaults between care home residents

A recent investigation has shown that police recorded 1,200 assaults between residents living at care homes between 2014 and 2016, the BBC has found.

More than one assault a day was reported in England and Wales, an investigation by File on 4 revealed.

Professor Martin Green, chief executive of Care England, has said: –

That it’s being reported to the police is a good thing, because that shows care homes are not keeping this information to themselves.

“As we see more people with different types of dementias and exhibiting more challenging behaviours, we have to have a system that’s ready to respond to that.”

A representative from the CQC said: –

“People living in care homes should feel safe and be protected from harm – and it is the responsibility of those who are in charge of running these services to ensure this happens. Should CQC find this is not happening, we will always take action that holds providers to account.”

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