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All staff charged following the abuse uncovered at Winterbourne have now pleaded guilty

6 August 2012
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The 11 people that were charged following the abuse uncovered at Winterbourne View last year have now pleaded guilty.

Dame Jo Williams, Chair of the Care Quality Commission said, “This prosecution sends out a clear message that care staff who abuse vulnerable people will be charged and brought before the courts.  

“We are committed to do all we can to protect vulnerable people – and we apologise to patients at Winterbourne View, and their families, for our failure do so quickly enough in this case."

On Tuesday, 7 August, we will share with you the changes we have made to strengthen our processes and to ensure that we are in a better place to prevent abuse and poor care.

The serious case review on events at Winterbourne View, also published tomorrow, will give you information on the role of each organisation in this case.

Last updated:
29 May 2017