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Residential Care Home closes.

Residential Care Home closes.

A residential care home for children with special needs has suddenly closed amid allegations of child cruelty.

St Christopher's Children's Home cares for vulnerable children with complex needs and is run by Aurora Group.

Avon and Somerset Police confirmed it was investigating "allegations of child cruelty offences" relating to the centre in the north Bristol area.

Aurora Group said it was "deeply concerned" about the "serious allegations".

Ofsted has removed the Carisbrooke Lodge care home's registration while police investigate.

"We're working with our multi-agency partners to ensure that safeguarding measures are being put in place and Ofsted has been notified," police added, saying parents of children at the home had been contacted.

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