Promoting sexual safety

Last updated: 24 November 2022

A man had been a resident at the care home since January 2018. In April, a social worker spoke to the registered manager and told her that the man was on the sex offenders register and had committed a sexual offence as well as other offences.

Two months later, the man sexually assaulted a resident in her 70s with dementia. Police were called and the man was arrested and later convicted.

At prosecution, both the provider and the registered manager were found to have failed to take all reasonable steps to protect people. This included failure to…

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Care Quality Commission source: https://www.cqc.org.uk/guidance-providers/learning-safety-incidents/issue-11-promoting-sexual-safety

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