Elder abuse and Mental Capacity . Kritika Samsi, Jill Manthorpe Social Care Workforce Research Unit King’s College London EviDEM Programme of Research – Mental Capacity Act. . EviDEM www.evidem.org.uk. Outline.
Kritika Samsi, Jill Manthorpe
Social Care Workforce Research Unit
King’s College London
EviDEM Programme of Research –
Mental Capacity Act
Two former care home workers tormented their victims, both suffering from severe dementia, (by) pinching them, pulling and contorting their faces, pushing a mobile phone at one woman’s face and putting their fingers in the mouth of another. The abuse was filmed by one of the women, with both laughing at their distressed victims, one of whom called for them to stop… They each pleaded guilty to two charges of wilful neglect.
Lacey was sentenced to a 12-month community order and 200 hours’ unpaid work. Hetherington was handed a 12-month community order and 150 hours of unpaid work.
Ms Ramona Dublas, aged 41, was found guilty of taking a photo on a mobile phone of a 92-year-old semi-naked woman after being convicted of ill-treatment and wilful neglect …the picture showed the elderly dementia sufferer being held up by her wrists and naked from the waist up..
She was sentenced to nine months' imprisonment, suspended for a year, 200 hours community service and banned from working with children and vulnerable adults in the future.
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