Six women arrested in nurseries’ inquiry in York
Summary of story from BBC News, September 9, 2011
Six women have been arrested in an investigation into the welfare of children at two privately-run children’s nurseries in York, England.
The women, aged 18 to 28, were questioned and released on bail.
The police, local council and Ofsted began a joint inquiry last month into the nurseries, Little Joes and Heworth House.
The inquiry relates to the way in which the nurseries are run, the quality of care and the welfare of the children who attend.
Investigators stressed that there was no suggestion of any sexual abuse.
A joint statement from the City of York Council’s Safeguarding Children Board, North Yorkshire Police, and Ofsted said:
“The arrest of individuals by the police is standard practice where they have reasonable suspicion that someone may have committed an offence and this action should not be taken as an indication that offences of a more serious nature have emerged.”