Post Panorama’s “Castlebeck Winterbourne View” Documentary

December 15, 2011

Post Panorama’s “Castlebeck Winterbourne View” Documentary

  • The Panorama programme on Castlebeck’s Winterbourne View service was truly shocking
  • The programme has rightly prompted a review of how providers and local authorities ensure that people with learning disabilities are protected from abuse
  • At Consensus we are committed to delivering the highest standards of support and we have carried out a comprehensive review to further ensure that the policies and procedures we have put in place for safeguarding the people we support are completely robust
  • Our review found that Consensus’ policies, procedures and organisational structure ensure the risk of a similar scenario arising in Consensus services is absolutely minimised
  • Nevertheless, we will remain vigilant to ensure such a scenario cannot develop and will continue to review on a six-monthly basis
  • We are passionate about enabling people to achieve the very most through opportunity, choice and success, and we will continue to review our services to ensure they deliver the highest standards of support

Statement from Paul Hill, Managing Director of Consensus Support Services

 Paul Hill, Managing Director of Consensus Support Services commented:

 “As a provider that is passionate about providing the very highest standards of support to the people in our services, we were shocked and appalled by the abuses exposed in the Panorama programme on Castlebeck’s Winterbourne View service in Bristol.

 “In response to the programme we commissioned a thorough review into Consensus’ policies, procedures and organisational structure to further ensure that we have robust safeguarding procedures in place for the people we support.

 “This review found that the risk of a similar scenario arising in Consensus services is absolutely minimised. The health and wellbeing of the people we support is always our number one priority and we will continue to review these practices on a six-monthly basis, to ensure we consistently deliver the best possible support both now and in the future.”

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