Paul Burstow, care services minister, welcomes the report and its attempts to address failures in care services:
"There can be no place for poor quality care in care services, either in the home care system or in residential homes.
"The shocking abuses at Winterbourne have thrown into sharp focus how important it is that the dignity and safety of the most vulnerable people in our society are safeguarded.
"We welcome the Inquiry, which will help drive up standards of care and expose bad practice. We look forward to seeing the results."