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Call for probe into sedation claims

8th Apr 2009 | in

Call for probe into sedation claims
Last Updated: Wednesday, 08 April 2009, 01:19 GMT- Search: Probe sedation claims

Children’s Secretary Ed Balls should order an investigation into how many girls were forcibly sedated while living in care homes more than two decades ago, the Tories said.
Shadow children’s minister Tim Loughton called for watchdog Ofsted to look into how widespread the practice was, after a BBC investigation revealed girls who were drugged in the 1970s and 1980s are now at risk of having babies with birth defects.
A probe into one Church of England children’s home in Kent showed 10 former residents had given birth to children with defects including cleft palates and breathing difficulties.
One former resident told the BBC that girls were regularly sedated to control them - claims that were looked into at the time.


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