Facts in brief:
The defendant company (Idea Services Limited) is the service delivery arm of IHC. It provides services throughout New Zealand to people with intellectual disabilities and their families. The defendant also provides respite care operating a respite home at the Palmerston North residence. The home caters for up to six children at a time. The victim was a service user and had attended the respite care services at the home since 2008. The victim had a profound intellectual disability, was a spastic quadriplegic, had cerebral palsy and also suffered from epilepsy. An employee of the home was bathing the victim, during which she left him to assist another employee with another person. The employee checked on the victim multiple times whilst she assisted the other employee. However, the victim was found by the employee to be submerged in the bath and drowned.