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Sexual relations and the Mental Capacity Act and the CQC

Updated: May 22

The CQC has recently taken a former care home manager to court for failing to protect a resident from exposure to a significant risk of avoidable harm. The manager (not the care home or company owning the home) was ordered to pay £10,000 by Birmingham Magistrates’ Court. The case concerned a female resident of the home with Alzheimer’s dementia who lacked capacity to consent to sexual relations. A male resident was found by staff in her bedroom, leaning over her and kissing her, with his trousers lowered and engaging in an indecent act. No action was taken by the care home manager and some time later a more serious incident happened with the same male and female residents.

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