Care home worker stole £20k from residents

Posted on December 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Bradford Council is examining vetting procedures after a man with convictions for robbery, kidnap and sexual assault was given a job as a carer at a private Bradford residential home.

Waheed Qayum, 27, who worked at the 40-bed Fairmount Gardens home in the city was jailed for 30 months by Bradford Crown Court after admitting theft charges.

The court heard that career criminal Qayum had stolen more than £20,000 from the bank accounts of two elderly residents.

The home has now closed following a critical CSCI report.

Commenting on the case Dale Smith, executive member for social care on Bradford Council said: “The circumstances seem quite outrageous and most concerning. I shall be looking for an immediate internal inquiry to see what it was that let this case slip through the net to this extent. We have a moral duty of care and I will want to know the full circumstances.”

A spokesman for Bradford Council Adult Services issued a statement which read: “Fairmount Gardens h

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