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Report shows doubling of care staff in Wales sacked for alleged abuse

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1429 (Published 06 April 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1429
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. 1Abergavenny

    The number of care staff sacked for alleged abuse has more than doubled in the past year, according to a report from the Care and Social Services Inspectorate for Wales.

    Police prosecutions and cautions of care staff as well as resignation rates linked to allegations have also risen, the report on monitoring adult protection shows. The number of staff referred for listing on the Protection of Vulnerable Adults (POVA) list has increased fivefold for England and Wales. This lists people who have abused, neglected, or otherwise harmed vulnerable adults in their care. …

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