Watchdog rebuked after charity escaped prosecution over care home abuse - Guardian article

The health and social care regulator has been heavily criticised for only issuing a fixed penalty notice to a charity that ran a care home where autistic people were taunted, bullied and humiliated.

Barbara Keeley, the shadow minister for mental health and social care, has written to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to express deep concern that it fined the National Autistic Society (NAS) £4,000.

Keeley said that families of autistic people were horrified that the National Autistic Society had escaped with a fine rather than prosecution over serious failings at Mendip House in Somerset, and that she was planning to raise the matter with the government.

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