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From Longcare to the White Paper

From Longcare to the White Paper opinion From Longcare to the White Paper JAMES CHURCHILL Chief Executive of ARC and a Member of the Registered Homes Tribunal Panel of Experts court (after the suicide of the main 95 recommendations have implica- An independent inquiry alleged abuser, Gordon Rowe), tions beyond Buckinghamshire, was carried out at the request of three convictions were made on and are addressed directly to the the Parliamentary Under-Secretary, the relatively minor and obscure Government as it prepares its White following the exposure of wide- charge under Section 127(2) of the Paper on the future of social spread abuse at two large residential 1983 Mental Health Act of ill- services. homes for adults with learning treatment and wilful neglect of The recommendations cover disabilities in Stoke Poges. The people with a mental disorder the detail and also the broader exposure led to the trial and con- (as defined in the Act). question of what R&I should be viction of a number of individuals This is a careful, thorough trying to achieve. Although the with positions of responsibility at and utterly irreproachable report report makes no direct reference the homes. The inquiry looked at which, like the court case referred to the well-known http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Housing, Care and Support Emerald Publishing

From Longcare to the White Paper

Housing, Care and Support , Volume 1 (4): 2 – Dec 1, 1998

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1460-8790
DOI
10.1108/14608790199800041
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opinion From Longcare to the White Paper JAMES CHURCHILL Chief Executive of ARC and a Member of the Registered Homes Tribunal Panel of Experts court (after the suicide of the main 95 recommendations have implica- An independent inquiry alleged abuser, Gordon Rowe), tions beyond Buckinghamshire, was carried out at the request of three convictions were made on and are addressed directly to the the Parliamentary Under-Secretary, the relatively minor and obscure Government as it prepares its White following the exposure of wide- charge under Section 127(2) of the Paper on the future of social spread abuse at two large residential 1983 Mental Health Act of ill- services. homes for adults with learning treatment and wilful neglect of The recommendations cover disabilities in Stoke Poges. The people with a mental disorder the detail and also the broader exposure led to the trial and con- (as defined in the Act). question of what R&I should be viction of a number of individuals This is a careful, thorough trying to achieve. Although the with positions of responsibility at and utterly irreproachable report report makes no direct reference the homes. The inquiry looked at which, like the court case referred to the well-known

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Housing, Care and SupportEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 1998

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