My father in law is 86 and has dementia. He lives in a dementia registered care home. There are coded locks on all doors, and locked or restricted openings on the windows. But on Thursday night the home rang me to say he had been found outside on the dual carriageway. He is now in hospital with a broken hip. I rang Commission for Social Care Inspection to find out which agency conducts an investigation in these circumstances. The answer is that the care home investigate themselves! They are required to send a Reg 37 to CSCI, who will ring the home if there are any queries. And that is it. I can't believe there is not an outside agency involved in what was a potentially life threatening incident. The Health and Safety Executive would be straight there if this were an employment situation. Can anyone with similar experiences advise me? What is the legal position in these cases?