Compassion in Care News

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Mon 24/10/2016 - Gavin MacFadyen

RIP Gavin MacFadyen, a true and loyal friend, a man of integrity and honour. Gavin was a shining example of all that is good in journalism. He gave a voice to whistle-blowers, exposed injustice and abuse, he served the public interest in all that he did. We will work to ensure his legacy lives on in the Gavin MacFadyen award. It was a privilege to know and work with Gavin
Our thoughts are with his family and all those who loved him.

Eileen Chubb

Thu 20/10/2016 - Public or Self Interest?

The below story was published last month and focuses on whistle blowing in the financial sector and is an insight into how some people view whistle-blowing. Those who disclose information for financial incentives are not Whistle-blowers but Bounty Hunters. Whistle-blowers do deserve legal protection that includes fair compensation for the harm suffered and all whistle-blowers should be equally protected.

Tue 11/10/2016 - Open Letter to Whistle-blowing Guardian

To The Whistle-blowing Guardian.

Open Letter to Dr Henrietta Hughes.
From Eileen Chubb

Dear Dr Hughes,
Yesterdays newspapers ran several stories on your first public statement as the new National Whistle-blowing Guardian. Your comments are so far removed from the issue of Whistle-blowing that even some of the media ran the angle yesterday that it was about staff being grumpy, so it is small wonder some of the public have not realised your statement related to Whistle-blowing at all.

Thu 06/10/2016 - Should We Abolish Accountability

Our major new report is published today In The Breaking The Silence section

Wed 03/08/2016 - Statement on CQC Video

In Light of the recent public statements by David Behan and Andrea Sutcliffe of the CQC with regard to Des Kelly OBE, I will be publishing all the three hundred pieces of Independent factual evidence that proves what Mr Kelly knew, when he knew it and what he did about it. All those who have harboured Mr Kelly and allowed him to rise to such a powerful position will have to answer for the stance they have taken in protecting a man who denied and covered up abuse and consistently called the whistle-blowers liars.

Fri 29/07/2016 - Care Home Death Rates

29th July 2016

Andria Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector Adult Social Care CQC

Dear Ms Sutcliffe,
In response to your letter of July 6th,

You refer to your improved inspection process and as evidence to support this you cite your recent prosecution of a Bradford care provider.

However at the time of the residents death this particular home was inspected and rated good by the CQC, you reacted after the death and only then found the home failing.

Thu 14/07/2016 - Care Homes Update

Our report “ CQC An On-going Concern” featured the home Huntercombe Hall on page 44 along with all the homes owned by Caring Homes Ltd, which have been re registered to the same company.

Huntercombe Hall has been in the news this week.

Mon 27/06/2016 - OUR WORK FOR THE YEAR.

Compassion In Care 
Summary of work from May 2015 to June 2016 
May 2015  
11th and 12th Attended an Employment Tribunal whistle-blowing case to support a whistle-blower. Arranged for a documentary film maker to attend and highlighted the lack of protection.  
15th    Recorded an interview about our work via Skype for Euro TV to be broadcast later in year. 
Submitted our evidence on whistle-blowing to a Canadian review on international whistle-blowing laws. 


8th June 2016

Dear Mr Burt,
Thank you for your letter of May 10th 2016,
Firstly I would point out that PIDA is not the remit of The Home Office, the Department responsible is Business,Innovation and Skills. However I can understand your confusion as the Criminal offences that are part of many PIDA cases are certainly not a matter of business but of criminal justice.

Tue 24/05/2016 - Home Number 40 latest update

For years we have highlighted concerns about this care home,Bupas Wentworth Croft in Peterbrough, See Tales of teh Un-inspected home 40.