Bolton children’s home shut down over significant neglect

A children’s home has been closed down after inspectors found evidence of “significant neglect”.

One child had not been bathed, changed his clothes or been given a home-cooked meal in four months at the private home in Bolton, an Ofsted report found.

Another child was put at risk of harm by staff carrying out unnecessary CPR.

Inspectors immediately suspended registration of the home. Achieve Care Homes said it was “working with the local authority to investigate”. 

During their visit on 5 and 6 January, inspectors found the privately-run home, which opened last summer, failed to meet basic care needs.

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