Police investigate Newcastle care home abuse claims

Police are investigating claims that staff abused residents at a care home in Newcastle upon Tyne.

The BBC reported that three people have been suspended at Park House Care Home in Fawdon while the investigation continues.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “We are aware of allegations that residents at a care home in the Fawdon area of Newcastle have been assaulted by three members of staff.

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“Inquiries into the allegations are ongoing which are being supported by the care home. However, nobody has been arrested by police.”

A CQC spokesperson said it was working with other agencies to ensure people’s “safety and wellbeing”.

A council spokesperson added: “The council is aware of allegations at a care home in Fawdon, Newcastle. The council’s Safeguarding team are now involved and the incident is being investigated by the police.

“Allegations like these are treated extremely seriously by the council and its partners, and we are working together to ensure that those people who live in the care home remain safe and well.”

The home’s provider, Akari Care, said it was co-operating fully with the investigation.

“The staff members involved have been suspended with immediate effect following this allegation, in line with our standard operating practices,” an Akari Care spokesperson said.

“We operate a zero tolerance policy in relation to any allegations of abuse concerning residents or staff.”

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