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You are here: Home Publications and research Report of an inquiry into allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre
You are here: Home Publications and research Report of an inquiry into allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre

Report of an inquiry into allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre

In the early 1990s, the Basil Stafford Centre – a government-run facility providing accommodation and care for intellectually disabled people – was the subject of a Criminal Justice Commission inquiry (the Stewart Inquiry) arising from allegations of abuse and neglect of clients.

At the time of the Inquiry, the Basil Stafford Centre provided accommodation and associated care services for approximately 122 people who were intellectually disabled, all of whom had severe or profound levels of intellectual disability. Seventeen of these clients were children aged 16 years and under.

The CJC report entitled 'Report of an inquiry into allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre' made 20 recommendations, the primary one being that the problems at the Basil Stafford Centre were of such a nature that the only practical solution was to close the facility.

The CJC's report is available in the following parts:

The Basil Stafford Inquiry report: review of the implementation of recommendations (PDF, 115 KB)

Last updated: 31 March 2014

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