Date Set for Sentencing Winterbourne View Care Workers
The 22nd of October has been announced as the date set for sentencing the 11 care workers prosecuted for abuse and neglect of patients at the privately-run treatment and assesment unit, Winterbourne View.
The prosecutions followed the BBC Panorama programme " Undercover Care: The Abuse Exposed" which featured secretly-filmed footage revealing the shocking conditions at the unit.
Sentencing is expected to take several days amidst calls to consider an uplift in sentence under disability hate crime legislation due to the severity of the cases.
You can find out more about the CBF's response to the Panorama report and events at Winterbourne view on our National Strategy Group Page.
You can also view our report "Out of Sight" which has been produced in partnership with Mencap, which calls on the Government to demonstrate strong leadership and urgently address systemic failings in the care of people with a learning disability, by the phased closure of all large assessment and treatment units and the development of appropriate local services.