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Cornwall care home complaints almost double in three years

Cornwall care home complaints almost double in three years

Complaints about the care of elderly people in Cornwall care homes have almost doubled in the last three years.

Figures in a Freedom of Information request revealed there were 109 safeguarding alerts in 2009/10, 137 in 2010/11 and 197 in 2011/12. Cornwall Council put the rise down to publicity about care and complaints.

There are about 250 care homes for the elderly in the county, all privately owned and managed, and regulated by the Care Quality Commission. The figures showed that last year there were 93 complaints about alleged neglect, 64 for alleged physical abuse and 12 for alleged sexual abuse.

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BBC | 11th of June

REDBRIDGE: Two thirds of children leave borough’s primary schools unable to swim

TWO thirds of children in Redbridge leave primary school without being able to swim a length in a swimming pool, it has been revealed. The figure is the fourth lowest of 35 local authorities who responded to a freedom of Information request from the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA).

It also means the majority of children in the borough are failing to meet targets set out by the Department of Education which says they should be able to swim 25 metres by the time they leave primary school.

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The Guardian Series | 11th of July



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