Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults: Care Homes

Part of Speaker’S Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority – in the House of Commons at 9:09 pm on 26th February 2019.

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Photo of Alex Sobel Alex Sobel Labour/Co-operative, Leeds North West 9:09 pm, 26th February 2019

First, I wish to pay tribute to my hon. Friend Dr Allin-Khan for her courage and alacrity in her speech. Some constituents came to me about their mother, who had been sexually assaulted in a care home, not by the staff, but by another patient. I was dismayed to hear that unlike nurseries, care homes have no minimum staffing ratio. Will the Minister look into having minimum staffing ratios in care homes, so that these events do not happen?