A few months ago I posted a thread in this forum explaining how my dad was abused in a care home. To cut a long story short I managed to get evidence of his abuse and the two people were removed from the care system and placed on a register (they will not be able to work with vulnerable adults again). This led to an enquiry led by my local authority, a complete waste of time but my dad was moved into a better care home. We had more suspicions that all was not right in this new care home and consequently I have found evidence of abuse to my dad. I have video recordings showing two care workers talking about my dad's genitals in front of him, they talk about sexual things as well as some general mockery. The two individuals have been suspended pending further enquiries (on full pay). We accidentally caught two more evening care workers manhandling my dad. This one is a bit more of a grey area as they change his pad without talking to him and move him quite roughly whilst he is in his bed. Either way it's the sort of treatment that can really make dementia patients anxious. I think we have been incredibly unlucky. We have found six people who shouldn't be working in this area, four which have now been removed. The effects that this has had on my mum have been both psychological and physical. Where do we go from here? My heart says, tell your story to the press. Without getting some business managers, care home managers and social workers removed from post we stand no chance of making any progress. I feel we have a bigger responsibility to all of the other residents who do not have proactive families, it sounds like I am getting on a high horse, I'm merely trying to rationalise what has happened. Unbelievably the care quality commission representative would not even watch the recordings as they don't investigate individual cases; when does an individual case represent an institutional problem? The local authority are toothless, we are surrounded by incompetence. Is there anywhere else to go or should we just accept what has happened? I am very aware of the energy that it takes dealing with these sort of things and we might just be better off 'biting the bullet'.