[Jane James, Child Crime Contributor]
It took BBC undercover reporter, Joe Casey, 5 weeks of secret filming on location, to unearth the hidden horrors of the systematic abuse being inflicted upon disabled children in care centres in Britain. His Panorama program report is disturbing and shows carers at a leading residential care centre in Britain, Winterbourne View, involved in horrific abuse of the children in its care. As a result of the video, arrests have been made by the police.
“My experience at Winterbourne View will stay with me for a very long time. The hitting, slapping, bullying, dousing with water, cruel and often pointless use of physical restraint on people – many with a child-like understanding of the world – all happened in front of my eyes.
On a near-daily basis, I watched as some of the very people entrusted with the care of society’s most vulnerable targeted patients – often, it seemed, for their own amusement. They are scenes of torment that are not easily forgotten”.
See the video to get his report, but it is shocking, so viewer discretion is advised.
- ‘Panorama’ exposes “torture” at Winterbourne View (thebuttonsblog.wordpress.com)
- BBC Panorama abuse care home ‘should be shut down’ (telegraph.co.uk)
- ‘Routine Abuse’ At Hospital: Four Arrested (news.sky.com)
- Patient abuse labelled ‘torture’ (bbc.co.uk)
- Panorama: Undercover Care, BBC One, review (telegraph.co.uk)
- Panorama – Undercover Care: The Abuse Exposed (careintheuk.wordpress.com)
- Abuse at leading care home leads to police inspections of private hospitals (guardian.co.uk)
- Four arrested after ‘Panorama’ abuse investigation (independent.co.uk)
- Panorama – Care Home Exposed (jacquelinewilliamson.wordpress.com)
- Vile care home ‘torture’ revealed (thesun.co.uk)
- The Panorama exposé revealed a culture of contempt for the disabled. Do we share in it? (blogs.telegraph.co.uk)