‘Wholly unfit’ care home manager

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has cancelled the registration of the manager of a London care home where residents had been assaulted by staff – and that decision has now been upheld by a care standards tribunal.

The Southwark tribunal heard that concerns regarding the way the home was being managed by Ms Oluku came to light when a care worker, Slawomira Kowalkowska, secretly filmed two of her colleagues abusing people living there. This evidence triggered an unannounced inspections by CQC in September 2010, which was followed up in November 2010.

Since that time CQC has worked closely with local commissioners, social services and the police to make sure people living at the home are protected. CQC has carried out four further inspections to follow up on the concerns raised.