image source, image caption Judge said there was "a systemic failure within the organization
Caregiver fined £ 363,000 for failing to protect a woman who was raped by another resident responsible for nearly 80 "sexualized " and violent incidents.
The attack took place this took place in a Nottinghamshire care home, the Nottingham Magistrates' Court heard.
The man was convicted but the Care Quality Commission (CQC) also sued the company which ran the care home.
He admitted two counts, including failing to protect a user of the service.
'Systemic failure '
The court heard that there had been 79 incidents of violence and sexualized behavior involving the male resident, resulting in rape.
He was convicted of eight sexual offenses, but the CQC sued the company after thisthat the court heard was a failure to act on "clearly escalating behavior ".
The company, which cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to being unable to protect a service user resulting in preventable damage, and not having systems in place to avoid harming service users.
District Judge Leo Pyle said: "His behavior should have been dealt with more early.
"It was evident that there was a high likelihood of harm.
" No alarm bells were ringing. Incidents involving staff have occurred. was registered and this required management action. None took place.
"While he was living there, there was a period when the registered manager was on maternity leave ... and there was no manager, no deputy manager and the coverage that there was clearly did not fill the void.
" In my opinion, it was aSystemic failure within the organization.
Defense lawyer Mark Ruffell said staff should have "join the dots ", but pointed out that eight or nine back-up references made to social services were rejected.
In response, the judge added: "Outside bodies should think about how they responded.
" However, the ultimate responsibility for protecting users the service fell to the management of the defendant company. "
He also ordered the company to pay £ 12,441 in prosecution costs.
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