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Rose Villa care home abuse inquiry: Staff suspended

Allegations of abuse are being investigated at a home for people with learning disabilities in Bristol.

The BBC has learnt that four members of staff have been suspended at Rose Villa, a nine-bed rehabilitation centre in the Brislington area.

The home is run by Castlebeck, the company that also ran Winterbourne View where abuse against vulnerable adults was exposed by BBC Panorama.

Castlebeck confirmed staff had been suspended and an inquiry was under way.

The BBC understands that one person was suspended at Rose Villa in June following allegations made by a whistle-blower.

In the past week, two members of staff have been suspended after inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) raised safeguarding concerns.

Misconduct allegations

It is believed a further member of staff has been suspended after allegations that a patient was mishandled.

In a statement, the CQC said it had been reviewing all services provided by Castlebeck across England.

The statement added: "Following an inspection [of Rose Villa] on 1 July our inspectors drew the manager's attention to two separate issues.
 

Allegations of abuse are being investigated at a home for people with learning disabilities in Bristol.

The BBC has learnt that four members of staff have been suspended at Rose Villa, a nine-bed rehabilitation centre in the Brislington area.

The home is run by Castlebeck, the company that also ran Winterbourne View where abuse against vulnerable adults was exposed by BBC Panorama.

Castlebeck confirmed staff had been suspended and an inquiry was under way.

The BBC understands that one person was suspended at Rose Villa in June following allegations made by a whistle-blower.

In the past week, two members of staff have been suspended after inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) raised safeguarding concerns.

Misconduct allegations

It is believed a further member of staff has been suspended after allegations that a patient was mishandled.

In a statement, the CQC said it had been reviewing all services provided by Castlebeck across England.

The statement added: "Following an inspection [of Rose Villa] on 1 July our inspectors drew the manager's attention to two separate issues.

Source BBC