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‘No comment’ from ‘inadequate’ Bromley care home at centre of police investigation

PUBLISHED: 10:21 17 March 2017 | UPDATED: 10:33 17 March 2017

Rosecroft residential home on Plaistow Lane

Rosecroft residential home on Plaistow Lane

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The care home faced allegations of assault on residents

An ‘inadequate’ care home at the centre of a police investigation has refused to comment on its latest rating.

Rosecroft Residential Care Home in Plaistow Lane was caring for 13 people when inspectors from the Care and Quality Commission arrived unannounced in January.

In December, six women were arrested relating to alleged assaults at the care home.

CQC inspectors found the home did not carry out proper checks when hiring staff to make sure they “were suitable to be employed in social care”.

A spokesperson from the CQC added: “There were arrangements in place to deal with foreseeable emergencies and staff knew what to do in the event of a fire or a medical emergency, however there were no up to date fire drills and evacuations conducted.

“There were no records of maintenance checks or repairs in place to monitor the safety of the environment and equipment.”

The damning report leaves the care home in special measures, and it is restricted against taking in new admissions.

Debbie Ivanova, deputy chief inspector, Adult Social Care, said: “Services in special measures will be kept under review and, if we have not taken immediate action to propose to cancel the provider’s registration, it will be inspected again within six months.

“The expectation is that providers found to have been providing inadequate care should have made significant improvements within this timeframe. If not enough improvement is made within this timeframe so that there is still a rating of inadequate for any key question or overall, we may take action in line with our enforcement procedures to begin the process of

The care home declined to comment when called by the Bromley Times.

All six women have been bailed until late March.

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