Justified & Ancient
- Mar 17, 2014
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We live opposite a care home where she worked for a couple of days. The other neighbour happens to work there and said they sacked her quickly and quietly for being abusive/offensive... This is a care home that permanently has a huge sign outside, saying they need carers... They are desperate and they employ anyone.It troubles me that social media ends up being the go-to solution for getting this information to those who need it. Social media is so easily abused by anyone with a grudge. Having a more responsive social care system would protect the vulnerable people depending on care takers and the care takers as well. It would also be less likely that your information could be dismissed as just rumor mongering.
Are there licensing requirements for people who work in such facilities? Is there a way your neighbor could be prevented from qualifying for such jobs, or is this job just a low status, low paying position for those who can't get work elsewhere?
I know from other sources she has a criminal conviction on her DBS (paperwork you have to get in the UK if you work with children or vulnerable adults). But they're so desperate for workers, they overlooked it - as did the second care home, where she now works.
Social Care dept who investigate child cruelty etc also are responsible, I think, in the licensing/running of facilities for the elderly. It's the same dept. She is already on their radar and they have a heap of clear recordings - not allegations, not hearsay. They are sending out social workers regularly to the house, to check on the kids. Local coppers tell us they are well and truly on the radar (as the only people actually committing crimes in this village - copper told me they only have ever been called here for this pair).
I was sat next to the RSPCA inspector when she called the policewoman who goes out with her to lift animals in cruelty cases. She said to the police officer, she had to lift a dog in our village. Without missing a beat, in seconds, the copper said "Oh you'll mean (named my street)" . This is how notorious this woman and her husband are. The police woman had done one of the welfare checks recently when neighbours were beating their kids.
The only in depth response I have had since November from Social Care was when I threatened to go to the media (I write a very good press release - used to do them for a national charity). They pretty well shat themselves by email. So yes - I'm going to draw attention to their failure to act if this stuff doesn't come to court.
We're still waiting to hear.
We have found the police and RSPCA to be brilliant. The housing dept and social workers - bloody useless.