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Winterbourne View nurses jailed

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Anonymous | 28-Oct-2012 9:04 am There does not seem to be a law in England, making it a duty to 'care for' another adult. The Mental Capacity Act specifically introduced a section covering 'abuse of people in your care' (my phrase, and I've an idea it is section 44 from memory) but it seems to me, that only people with 'hands-on' roles can be charged under that section. Others (managers etc) are definitely responsible, but it is less clear how they can be dealt with - it always gets more difficult, as one 'physically moves away from the event' (as it is to 'charge someone' if an over-worked nurse makes a mistake, with 'you did not provide enough staff').

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28 October, 2012

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12:50 pm

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