A learning disabilities commissioner should be appointed to protect the rights of vulnerable people in England, a report into the Winterbourne View scandal has recommended.
Five years on from the Panorama programme detailing abuse at a private hospital near Bristol, Stephen Bubb, the author of the report into the incident, said the system still cannot be trusted to care for people with learning disabilities.
‘The system’ doesn’t do any caring. It’s ‘the staff’ that you need to concern yourself with.
Are they the right type? Have they received the right training? Are there sufficient penalties to deter the cruel and the uncaring, the criminal and the lazy?
“Just as a children’s commissioner was established following the Climbié inquiry, there is a firm argument for establishing this post,” he said.
Ah. Yes. And since the Climbié case, no child has ever been mistreated, right?
And the Children’s Commissioner has worked tirelessly to stick to her remit and not get involved in political campaigns, right?
Who is this idiot, anyway?
Bubb, chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, makes the recommendation in his final Winterbourne View report, published on Monday.
Ah. Now the penny drops.