Ofsted inspection finds "widespread failures" at Rotherham children's home

A DIRTY kitchen at a children’s home posed a health risk — and failed to set standards to which young people should aspire, inspectors said.

Serious and widespread failures were found by Ofsted at St Edmunds Avenue — weeks after another inadequate council-run home was closed.

Problems like eating disorders were not identified, the report said, and youngsters at the Thurcroft home suffered from a lack of nutrition.

Ofsted said injuries like scratches and bruises on children were not investigated and risk assessments were not kept up to date.

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