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ADASS responds to the conclusion of the Devon Adult Safeguarding Review

In response to a report on the conclusion of the Devon Safeguarding Adult Review of Atlas care homes, Julie Ogley, President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, said:

“ADASS welcomes the report, its findings and recommendations.  Atlas failed in its duty to look after the people placed in its care, subjecting them to degrading abuse, neglect and assaults. We are shocked and appalled by the terrible failings and their implications for the people affected and their families.”

“Our shared priority must be to ensure that everyone has the right to high quality support and care and, where possible, in proximity to where to their loved ones live. This is an important reminder that we all must remain vigilant to protect vulnerable people and support them in living their lives fully, with dignity and respect.”