VIDEO: Apologies over Solar Centre abuse investigation

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Investigators probing the abuse of patients with learning disabilities at a day centre failed to act quickly enough, a top level report has found.

An independent report into the ill-treatment of victims at The Solar Centre has been published this afternoon following a seven year fight by relatives.

Report author Gill Poole with the Solar Centre Serious Case Review.
Report author Gill Poole with the Solar Centre Serious Case Review.

Complaints of abuse were first made in 2007, but it was not until last year that two members of staff at the unit, based at St Catherine’s Hospital in Balby, were jailed.

A summary report of a serious case review held into the abuse said: “The investigation reports into abuse at The Solar Centre took too long and the independent author found that agencies did not effectively engage the victims or their families.”

 

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