A care home has been barred from accepting any more residents – after concerns were raised over its safeguarding practices.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) made an unannounced inspection of Lent Rise Care Home in Coulson Way, Burnham and then barred managers The Fremantle Trust from admitting any more people without permission from the inspection body.

Cllr Lin Hazell, of Buckinghamshire County Council (BCC), said: “We can confirm that the CQC made an unannounced inspection visit to Lent Rise House care home in Burnham and have subsequently issued The Fremantle Trust, who manage Lent Rise, with ‘an urgent notice to impose conditions’ letter.

“This means that Fremantle must supply the CQC with a weekly updated action plan that addresses their concerns and also ask for the CQC’s written permission before admitting any more residents.

“The council is working with the CQC and other agencies to support Fremantle, and we’re pleased to say that Fremantle is being proactive in its responses.”

BCC said that a report covering the findings of the inspection would be published when the appeal period expires in mid-January. Until that time, BCC said it was unable to discuss what had specifically lead to the CQC imposing measures on the facility.

Cllr Hazel said: “The local authority has a duty to take any safeguarding concerns very seriously; as such, we are closely monitoring the situation and have been carrying out assessments with residents to ensure that their safety and welfare needs are being met.”

Chief executive of Fremantle, Steve Flanagan, said: “As an organisation that is committed to providing high quality, person-centred care, we proactively identified a number of operational issues at Lent Rise House and took prompt action to advise the authority and the CQC, as well as putting a hold on new admissions to the service.

“We have also appointed a turnaround specialist with a wealth of clinical expertise to help facilitate the action plan.” as agreed with the CQC.”

A spokesman for the CQC said: “We can’t talk about it until the report is published, but we aim to deliver the report as quickly as possible.”