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Smiling: Craig Dann.

Remember this when a government minister tells you “lessons have been learned” after a failure in a duty of care: It only takes about six years to forget them again.

Remember the physical and psychological abuse suffered by people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour at the Winterbourne View care home in Bristol?

Lessons were learned after that – and the head of the Care Quality Commission resigned – but it seems abuse is rearing its ugly head at care homes once again.

The following is from the Liverpool Echo – click on the link below for further details of Craig Dann’s abusive behaviour.

I wonder if he was as shocked at the Winterbourne View revelations as the rest of us? Did he ever think he would become an abuser himself?

A smiling care worker was jailed today after grabbing an elderly dementia sufferer by the throat.

Craig Dann also pinned the frightened resident against a door in a spate of aggressive incidents that saw him cruelly mistreat numerous people.

The 36-year-old was described as “unsuited to care work” when he repeatedly lost his temper with vulnerable residents, in front of other staff members.

Liverpool Crown Court heard that Dann… had been working at The Old Vicarage residential home in Burtonwood, on a wing which accommodates dementia sufferers.

Dann… was convicted of five offences of ill treatment and one of common assault and jailed for eight months.

He has also been banned from working with such vulnerable adults.

Source: Smiling care worker grabbed elderly dementia sufferer by the throat and pinned him against door – Liverpool Echo

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