A care home in Bromley at the centre of a police investigation has been rated inadequate for the safety and effectiveness of its service by the national health watchdog.

Rosecroft Residential Care Home in Plaistow Lane is a small care home providing support for up to 20 people, 13 at the time of the inspection.

In December, six women were arrested relating to alleged assaults at Rosecroft Care Home.

Police said detectives are investigating allegations of abuse at a care home in Bromley.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: “On November 23, 2016, officers received an allegation of assault at Rosecroft Residential Home. The assault is alleged to have taken place in 2016.”

The Care Quality Commission undertook an unannounced inspection on January 16 and 17 and found breaches of the Health and Social Care Act 2008, rating the care home inadequate.

In its report, the CQC said: “For time periods since the last inspection we found that medicines were not managed, administered, recorded and stored safely and appropriately.

“Risks to people's physical and mental health needs were not assessed, monitored and reviewed in line with the provider's policy.

“Accidents and incidents were not recorded and acted on appropriately.”

Rosecroft Residential Care Home was rated inadequate for being a safe, effective, and well led service.

It was rated as requiring improvement for being a caring and responsive service.

The inadequate rating means the care home has been put on special measures.

The provider is required to send CQC information on a monthly basis to evidence action plans resulting from audits conducted within the service of the training of all staff on safeguarding adults.

Police are continuing their investigations.

Detective Constable Vicki Thomson said: "A number of enquiries have been carried out since we received the allegations.

“Although the incidents we are investigating are alleged to have taken place this year, I am keen to hear from former employees of the care home including agency staff who were employed as far back as 2007.

"It is of paramount importance that people do come forward. You may have witnessed something that could assist us with our investigation. The information you hold - no matter how small - could be vital."

All six women arrested have been bailed until late March.

Rosecroft Care Home has been approached for a comment but we have received no response at the time of publishing.