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Council suspends disability staff

Slough Town Hall
The council has ordered an internal audit

Four learning disability support staff have been suspended by a Berkshire council after financial irregularities were discovered.

Slough Borough Council said the service manager had spotted irregularities in the way service users' money was being accessed and used by staff.

An internal audit has been ordered and police are investigating.

Carers of the clients who use the learning disability support service are also being informed.

The council said in a statement: "The suspensions, which do not assume guilt of any particular individual, follow the service manager identifying irregularities in the way the money of service users was being accessed and used by staff.

"The council is unable to comment further until investigations are complete."

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