Undercover Care: The Abuse Exposed

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Duration: 1 hour

On the top floor of a special hospital, locked away from their families and friends, a group of men and women are subjected to a regime of physical assaults, systematic brutality, and torture by the very people supposed to be caring for them.

The victims are some of the most vulnerable in society - the learning disabled, the autistic, and the suicidal. In a Panorama Special, Paul Kenyon exposes the truth about a gang of carers out of control, and how the care system ignored all the warning signs.

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    Care home 'abuse' caught on film

    Police in Bristol have arrested four people after secret filming by BBC Panorama found a pattern of serious abuse at a residential hospital.
    Jon Kay reports for BBC News.

    Watch the news story here
  • Four arrests after patient abuse caught on film

    Four arrests after patient abuse caught on film

    Police in Bristol have arrested four people after secret filming by BBC Panorama found a pattern of serious abuse at a residential hospital.

    Read the story
  • Undercover reporter 'haunted' by abuse of patients

    Undercover reporter 'haunted' by abuse of patients

    Joe Casey spent five weeks filming undercover in a private care hospital on the outskirts of Bristol after getting a job as a support worker. He was shocked by what he witnessed.

    Read Panorama undercover reporter's story
  • Castlebeck statement to Panorama

    Castlebeck statement to Panorama

    The following is a statement from specialist healthcare provider Castlebeck sent to BBC Panorama on 27 May 2011 in response to allegations of unacceptable behaviour at one of its facilities.

    Castlebeck statement in full
  • Undercover Care - useful websites

    Undercover Care - useful websites

    If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in Undercover Care: The Abuse Exposed, help is available. Below is a list of institutions, charities and government agencies available to assist those coping with these issues.

    List of resources
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    Undercover Care: The Abuse Exposed

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