Archive for the 'care workers' Category

Damages awarded for woman scalded in bath – The Independent

“A disabled woman suffered appalling burns when careworkers lowering her into a scalding bath mistook her distress for an epileptic fit, the High Court heard today.”

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The Independent, 3rd February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Care workers use glove puppet to bully elderly women – BBC News

“Two care home workers have been given suspended jail sentences for using a Green Goblin glove puppet to bully elderly women.”

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BBC News, 6th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Carer jailed for defrauding Worcester man of £300,000 – BBC News

“A carer who defrauded an elderly man of about £300,000 has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 30th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Broadmoor carer admits having sex with rapist patient – BBC News

“A 31-year-old care worker at Broadmoor high-security psychiatric hospital in Berkshire has admitted having sex with a mentally-ill patient.”

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BBC News, 13th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Cheshire carer jailed for abusing dementia patients – BBC News

“A woman who abused elderly people with dementia at the care home where she worked has been jailed for 18 months.”

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BBC News, 9th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Smith v Northamptonshire County Council – WLR Daily

Smith v Northamptonshire County Council [2009] UKHL 27; [2009] WLR (D) 165

“A care worker who was injured when using a defective wheelchair ramp at a client’s home had not been using equipment ‘used by an employee at work’ so as to make her local authority employer, who was aware of the ramp but did not own it, strictly liable under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.”

WLR Daily, 21st May 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Bed blaze killer jailed for life – BBC News

“A care assistant who murdered a 79-year-old dementia patient at a Cheshire care home by setting fire to her bed has been jailed for life.”

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BBC News, 1st May 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

R (Wright and others) v Secretary of State for Health and another – WLR Daily

R (Wright and others) v Secretary of State for Health and another [2009] UKHL 3; [2009] WLR (D) 20

The procedure under s 82(4)(b) of the Care Standards Act 2000 allowing the provisional listing of care workers as being unsuited to work with vulnerable adults after a complaint had been made about them, without giving them an opportunity to answer the allegations, which had the effect of barring them from care work, was incompatible with the right to a fair hearing under art 6(1) of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and also with the right to private life under art 8(1).”

WLR Daily, 26th January 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Regina (Wright and Others) v Secretary of State for Health and Another – Times Law Reports

Regina (Wright and Others) v Secretary of State for Health and Another

House of Lords

“The procedure of effectively banning care workers from working with vulnerable people, without giving them an opportunity to answer any allegations of unsuitability, was incompatible with the right to a fair hearing under article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights.”

The Times, 23rd January 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co,uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Care workers blacklist ‘unfair’ – BBC News

“The procedure for blacklisting care workers in England accused of harming children or vulnerable adults is unfair, law lords say.”

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BBC News, 21st January 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Care worker jailed for two rapes – BBC News

“A care worker who admitted raping two women, one of them a psychiatric hospital patient, has been sentenced to an indeterminate jail term.”

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BBC News, 10th October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

High Court judge: Unproven allegations kept on CRB files can wreck lives – Daily Telegraph

“A High Court judge has acknowledged that workers’ careers can be ruined by unproven allegations kept on police files but refused to allow a challenge to the rules.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th September 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Joyce v Secretary of State for Health – Times Law Reports

Joyce v Secretary of State for Health

Queen’s Bench Division

“Where a care worker challenged a finding of misconduct which had resulted in her being placed by the Secretary of State for Health on a list of those considered unsuitable to work with vulnerable adults, the Care Standards Tribunal was entitled, on appeal, to consider allegations of misconduct not entertained by the secretary of state, provided it acted fairly.”

The Times, 29th August 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Joyce v Secretary of State for Health – WLR Daily

Joyce v Secretary of State for Health [2008] EWHC 1891(Admin); [2008] WLR (D) 290

“Where a care worker challenged a finding of misconduct which had resulted in her being placed by the Secretary of State on a list of those considered unsuitable to work with vulnerable adults, the Care Standards Tribunal was entitled on appeal to consider allegations of misconduct not entertained by the Secretary of State at the initial decision-making stage, provided it acted fairly.”

WLR Daily, 11th August 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Care worker is jailed for murder – BBC News

“A care worker who murdered a disabled man for his £70,000 inheritance fund has been told she will spend at least 30 years in jail.”

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BBC News, 31st July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Patient’s sex attack carer jailed – BBC News

“A care worker has been jailed for nine years for carrying out a ‘vicious’ sex attack on an elderly patient at a nursing home.”

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BBC News, 29th July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Carer guilty of ‘sadistic’ attack – BBC News

“A carer has been convicted of a sadistic sexual assault on an elderly dementia patient he was supposed to be looking after in a nursing home.”

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BBC News, 9th July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

New rules ‘risk carers shortage’ – BBC News

“Many foreign staff working in care homes in Wales are facing uncertainty because of new work permit guidance, a BBC Wales investigation has found.”

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BBC News, 30th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Regina (Wright and Others) v Secretary of State for Health and Another – Times Law Reports

Regina (Wright and Others) v. Secretary of State for Health and Another

Court of Appeal

“Those who worked with vulnerable adults should be given the opportunity to make representations before being placed on a list preventing them doing such work.”

The Times, 16th November 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication


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