Councillors approve action plan to strengthen adult safeguarding system

South Gloucestershire councillors today approved a detailed action plan setting out measures to strengthen the council’s adult safeguarding service following publication of the Winterbourne View Hospital Serious Case Review. The plan builds on the urgent review and improvement action taken when events at Winterbourne View Hospital came to light. It also describes the range of actions that the council will

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Board publishes independent report into Winterbourne View abuse scandal

South Gloucestershire’s multi-agency Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) has published an independent Serious Case Review into the events at the Winterbourne View private hospital in Bradley Stoke. The review was commissioned by the SAB following the disclosure last year of the abuse of adults with learning disabilities and autism at the 24-bed private hospital owned and operated by Castlebeck Ltd. Prepared

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Tories welcome Stoke Gifford bypass bid

A new congestion-busting transport link road has been included as part of a flagship rapid transit scheme, delighting local campaigners. Approved by South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet on Monday (25th July), the North Fringe to Hengrove Package rapid transit scheme includes the ‘Stoke Gifford Transport Link’ – also known locally as the Stoke Gifford bypass. The bypass had been due to

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Improvements to disabled facilities at leisure centres

A programme of modernising facilities for people with disabilities has been completed at three leisure centres in South Gloucestershire. Longwell Green, Yate and Bradley Stoke leisure centres have all had their disabled toilets improved and new equipment installed, including the introduction of hoists. The council has been working closely with South Gloucestershire Leisure, and the investment from the council is

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