Whorlton Hall: Care Quality Commission leadership questioned
12 June 2019
The Care Quality Commission's Chief Executive, Ian Trenholm and Dr Paul Lelliott, Deputy Chief Inspector (Mental Health) give evidence to the UK Parliament Human Rights Committee on Wednesday 12 June.
- Letter to Secretary of State for Health and Social Care regarding the Panorama documentary aired on Wednesday 22 May
- Inquiry: Detention of children and young people with learning disabilities and/or autism
- Joint Committee on Human Rights
This session, taking place on Wednesday 12 June, follows the revelations aired on Wednesday 22 May by BBC Panorama of conditions in Whortlon Hall in County Durham, and forms part of the Committee's inquiry into conditions in learning disability inpatient units.
False reassurance serves only to perpetuate abuse & shield abusers
In a statement on Twitter, Chair of the Committee Harriet Harman MP said:
“A regulator who certifies as “good” an institution which is abusing vulnerable people is worse than no regulator. @CareQualityComm‘s false reassurance serves only to perpetuate abuse & shield abusers”