Prosecutions “rare” for abuse by home carers

Ben Robinson and Lesley Curwen, BBC News

More than 23,000 allegations of abuse have been made against carers working in people’s homes across the UK. The data comes from a Freedom of Information request submitted by the BBC Radio 4 program. The United Kingdom Homecare Association, which represents 2,000 care companies, described the findings as “horrifying” and blamed cuts to local government budgets.

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