The BBC carries a disturbing report of a care home, where a number of carers have been convicted of the abuse of adults with learning difficulties.
The court heard that residents at Vielstone near Bideford, in Devon, were routinely punished by being held in empty rooms without food, heating or a toilet. The allegations relate to abuse in 2010 and 2011.
What is striking is the number of carers convicted - thirteen in total.
The prosecutor said that this was not "one-off " abuse but organised and systemic abuse of people with learning disabilities.
I work with a number of clients with learning difficulties. Very often, abuse can have a devastating effect on their state of mind, which already has to cope with the real disadvantages that they face in society.
See my blog below - “Judgecraft” when a person has Asperger’s Syndrome
Malcolm Johnson, Specialist Child Abuse Lawyer