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Whorlton Hall abuse: Care watchdog wrong not to publish critical 2015 report

The care watchdog was wrong not to publish an inspection report raising concerns about Whorlton Hall, four years before a Panorama investigation suggested alleged abuse, a review says. Former Care Quality Commission inspector Barry Stanley-Wilkinson said not publishing his 2015 report was a “missed opportunity” to prevent abuse. Last year’s undercover filming appeared to show […]

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Emotional And Psychological Abuse Are Now Crimes In Ireland

Ireland just expanded the legal definition of domestic violence to include emotional and psychological abuse.  As part of the country’s Domestic Violence Act 2018, which went into effect on New Year’s Day, “coercive control” is now recognized as domestic violence and is punishable by up to five years in prison. The legislation defines coercive control as “psychological […]