Labour has responded to a report in Community Care magazine that the Department of Health has not ordered an independent review of the failings in the care system, despite Care Services Minister Paul Burstow’s statement on Wednesday.
Emily Thornberry MP, Labour's Shadow Care Services Minister, said:
“There is confusion about the Tory-led Government’s response to what has happened at Winterbourne View. On Wednesday Paul Burstow was forced to announce a thorough investigation of what had gone wrong, but a day later we find that not to be the case. He is saying one thing and doing another.
“For people to have confidence in the care system in future nothing less than an independent review of the failures of regulation and management and the protection of vulnerable people is required. This is what was understood to be happening from the care services minister’s statement yesterday.”