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A council has admitted failings at a care home where a worker sexually abused young boys.Victims of Brian Newman came forward following the Jimmy Saville scandal and a report has revealed numerous problems at the Woodhead Road children’s unit, where the abuse took place between 1990 and 1996.The former care…
More than 4.3 million elderly people are at risk of being without care because of where they live, new research has suggested.Just one in five local areas in the UK report having enough care for people aged 75 and over to meet demand, with a third (34%) of local authorities…
A campaign to support older people experiencing care to move more often has been hailed as a success by independent research.In 2016 the Care Inspectorate was commissioned by the Scottish Government to deliver the Care…About Physical Activity (CAPA) improvement programme which aimed to improve the health and wellbeing, independence, and…
A former resident of a children’s home confided to an ex-employee he had been raped and sexually abused as a teenager, an inquiry has been told.The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry (SCAI) heard claims the abuse happened to a boy who lived at Barnardo’s Balcary House in Hawick when he worked…
An inquiry has heard a girl ran away from an orphanage because she was “mercilessly taunted” by other children.The witness, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was at Barnardo’s Balcary House in Hawick, Scottish Borders, during the 1960s and early 1970s.She told the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry on Thursday…
An independent report has urged ministers to raise the age of criminal responsibility in Scotland to 16 and set up a new youth justice system for offenders up to the age of 21.The work, commissioned jointly by the charity Action for Children and Bruce Adamson, Scotland’s Children and Young People’s…
An 84-year-old man who killed his dementia-suffering wife with an iron pole in an "act of mercy" has walked free from court.Lawrence Franks was unable to cope with the worsening condition of wife Patricia, 86, but did not want to go against her wishes of not being placed in a…
One of the biggest home care providers in England is looking to transfer or sell its contracts after concerns were raised over its financial viability.Allied Healthcare said on Friday that warnings from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) had "negatively impacted" their operation.The company said a number of customers had transferred…
More than a quarter of people who alleged they were abused at a children's home said they had told staff about the attacks while they were still in care, an inquiry has been told.The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry (SCAI) heard 164 people complained to police about suffering abuse at Quarrier's…
Vulnerable people living in care homes and their families will be better protected from unfair care home practices and secretive fees under new guidance published today. The guide, published by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), sets out what providers should and should not be doing, to protect vulnerable older…
Care home operators are to issue a stern warning over what they describe as under-resourcing in the sector as they meet for a conference.Donald Macaskill, chief executive of Scottish Care, will tell around 450 delegates the sector is fragile and a “real threat” exists to its sustainability.He will call on…
A private care home has been convicted and heavily fined for failing to protect two vulnerable young adults from a sexually "predatory" resident.Hillgreen Care were required to provide round-the-clock supervision of the offending young man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, because of his history of sexual abuse allegations.But…
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