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Eight care homes inspected as part of care home slavery probe

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Eight care homes in Wales have been inspected following the launch of a police investigation into slavery allegations.

The visits by the Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) took place after police began investigating allegations that staff working at Danygraig Nursing Home in Newport and Ashville Residential Care House in Britdhdir had been the victims of slavery (see Two care homes in Wales at centre of slavery allegations).

A CIW spokesperson said: “CIW have recently carried out inspections of all the services in order to review the quality of care provided, and will be publishing the inspection reports in due course.

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“CIW is working closely with local authority and health colleagues to ensure the safety and wellbeing of residents at the services affected.”

As part of their initial investigations, police targeted a house near Ashville Care Homes where local people have said a group of up to 13 women live.

A Gwent Police spokesperson told CHP that a 53 year old and a 64 year old man, both from Newport, and a 43 year old man from Surrey, had been released on conditional bail following their arrest earlier this month.

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