While attention has centred, rightly, on the shocking physical and emotional abuse in the learning difficulties services run by Cornwall Partnership NHS trust, the systemic failures and the lessons to be learned, several other practical questions remain unanswered.
In this special report, we ask:
Where do the Cornwall findings leave the No Secrets guidance on the protection of vulnerable adults?
Why weren't the police involved?
Why didn't the complaints process work?
Why were welfare benefits incorrectly paid?