Four staff have been suspended at a Castlebeck-run care home over abuse and misconduct allegations, six weeks after alleged abuse was uncovered at the company’s Winterbourne View hospital, the BBC has reported.
The latest allegations concern Rose Villa, a nine-bed rehabilitation service for adults with learning disabilities and complex needs in Bristol, the city where the now closed Winterbourne View was also based.
The BBC reports that Castlebeck has confirmed the suspensions and an inquiry is ongoing into alleged misconduct by staff.
The company’s statement reads: “In accordance with our policy we have notified and are working with all relevant authorities as inquiries are being conducted. As this process is ongoing we are not able to comment further at this time.”
Avon and Somerset Police said: “Police are assisting multi-agency partners following allegations of abuse. Inquiries continue, however no criminal offences have been disclosed.”
Two of the suspensions reportedly followed a Care Quality Commission inspection that raised safeguarding concerns. The CQC has inspected all Castlebeck facilities in England as part of its response to Winterbourne View.
A police investigation is ongoing into Winterbourne View.
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