Danger of EHCSs, and, Abuse of MCA Capacity for Adult Service Funding

blog-pictureSo let us explore, what appears, to be the Local Authorities practice, in relation to capacity assessments, since, the lucrative, ‘independent/community living’, away from family living industry was created.

Anyone, suspected of ‘incapacity’, all autistic, learning disabled, and, mentally disordered.

Including, potentially, anyone in need of ‘special’ education.

Funded under Education, Health, and Care statements.

Which unlike SEN, make the social services responsible for ‘protecting’ a child’s ‘welfare’.

So now, all ‘special needs’ children, are deemed  in need of the protection.

Discriminatory of parents and children,in breach of the Equality Act, and,s 8 Human Rights Act.

Strengthening a disabled’s  status, as a ‘child in need’, under the Children Act, see my article NLJ ‘The Disability Trap’.

EHCS,  also allow care, health, and educations distinct roles to overlap.

And,  their funding to be mixed and transparency even more obscured..

SEN/EHCS, do not apply to private schools.

So, the rich, can avoid, state intervention, and, are, allowed, their legal rights.

ECHS, do not fund schools after 16.

Instead, schools are replaced, by ad hoc education packages,consisting of skills for independent living, until 25..

These, combine support  at home.

And, these ‘education’ providers, unknown a family, will be charged  to notify social services, who approve them, of any ‘intervention issues’.

At 18, Adult Services fund everything.

As, the only  LA policy now, is life in  for profit, private residential care units.

All decisions are removed from the disabled, and their family by the MCA 05.

By showing  ‘incapacity’ to make  decisions.

So, the LA will insist,  a capacity test is carried out, before, providing any adult services.

So social services, will suggest, your young adult child see a psychologist.

This ‘seeing’ includes a capacity test, but, you are unlikely to be made aware of this and there appears, no duty on the local authority to inform you.

It can also provide, evidence of emotional abuse/neglect, to cut you out of your child’s life.

If you  ask for clarification of such assessments, and/or feel them unnecessary, the Local Authority, will apply to the Court of Protection, for an interim order under s 48 Mental Capacity Act 2005.

This application will be served, 24 hours before the court hearing.

Social services witness statements, in support, are not on oath, so not subject to the Perjury Act.

Matters to support this court intervention, can include any reported hearsay, from any source, care workers, GP, educators etc.

The first you may  know  of these ‘concerns’, will be 24 hours before the hearing.

No one is under a duty to discuss  concerns with you first and under a tightly prescribed, managed service will be told not to..

Despite Social Workers and Mental Capacity Act Codes of Conduct, and, the Human Rights Act.

The Local Authority will ask  the court for a list of expansive orders.

Including, any assessment and/or inspection, they wish.

If you do not agree, you may be warned your child could be taken that night.

So, you are given little choice.

This,  is all an abuse of the MCA, and its five overarching principles, and its Code of Conduct.

The MCA provides, ‘capacity’, must be assessed specifically, in terms of capacity to make a particular decision, at the time it needs to be made.

The LA,  will allege incapacity, in respect to the following decisions,

To litigate the proceedings

To make decisions about where they should live

To make decisions about the care they receive

To make decisions about the contact they receive from family members.

Clearly, only the first two, are in fact particular decisions, the others involve several particular decisions, should they have a bath, wash hair, brush teeth, depilate their arm pits etc.

Similarly, family members, are many decisions, to see mother, father, sister, brother, granny.

Remember the MCA provides an assessment should only take place,

‘At the time it (the decision) needs to be made’

But these decisions do not need to be made, at this, particular time.

Just because a person is 18, and now funded by adult services, a capacity test per se, is not allowed by MCA.

In relation, to the last three decisions, the disabled person, will have been making these decisions, all their life, whether to have a bath, sleep in thier home,  see their granny.

How can they suddenly become incapable of making these decisions, and, the LA make them for them for them, under the MCA?

How can an assessment be justified, when these disabled, have already made these decisions in the past.

And by making them, shown their ‘capacity’ to make them, just because LA funding, requires it?

In relation, to the remaining decision, capacity to litigate, no one, unversed in law, would have such capacity, and, in any event, it is not be necessary, if the other capacities  are present.

The MCA, was not drafted for the convenience of funding, only, independent living provision at 18, and enabling this by illegal removal from the family home.

The MCA was drafted, to protect a person, by allowing another person, to make a decision for them, in  the least restrictive way, and, as they thought, that person, would have made it, in that person’s best interests, if thought, that person, had become in capable of making that particular decision, and, it needed, to be made.

The MCA, was not drafted, to declare people ‘incapable’, and, allow all their future decisions to be made for them, for profit.

Or was it ?

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Illegal MCA and Capacity Tests, and Lucrative Vegetables.

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The Mental Capacity Act was drafted to protect and empower.

Instead, it is illegally being used to remove all the rights of the deemed ‘incapable’.

To obtain a capacity order, all a Legal Authority needs is a box ticked by anyone, normally a GP,  that they ‘suspect’ a person, incapable.

Effectively, in their opinion, unable to retain information.

So beware of the Alzheimer tests, GPs are now paid, to provide.

Yet, if a person is autistic,  the assessor likely to be GP and/or social worker will only have physically examined, or seen the autistic, have no knowledge of autism and have based their opinion on a  discriminatory  view, of the autistic’s appearance and condition, such an assessment illegal under the MCA.

So much for the National Autistic campaigns and expensive education.

To say nothing, of all our high flown rhetoric, on diversity and equality.

The Court of Protection, on the basis of this perfunctory over sight, will then issue a  48 MCA capacity order without sight of the autistic, or information from those, he has lived with all his life.

This order will be enforced on an interim basis on threat of removal of the alleged incapable despite this being illegal under the MCA, which only has jurisdiction, if a person is incapacitated.

A psychiatrist, or more likely a psychologist,titles matter, will perform another standard tick box test, family might be consulted, but will not take part in the decision making process, despite assisting, and witnessing their child make such decisions, all their life.

Unlike his family, the ‘experts’, will not have seen, the soon to be incapacitated, before the assessment day, and, will know little of the autistic mind, or even, autism.

Actions of the autistic in the past, that show ability to want, and be able, to make decisions, like living at home, will be ignored.

We have no statistics, of how many, if any, manage to pass the test.

Assessors,are paid, chosen, and remitted by the Local Authority, who now, only provide adult services for those in, or destined for, independent living, where the maximum profit can be made, from them.

A clear conflict of interests.

If the LA fail to find an assessor, the official solicitor will then find one, and deem it even more credible, as independent.

Once tick boxed, ‘incapable’.

You’re loving, full of personality and fun son, daughter or granny, becomes a non-person.

A vegetable.

Non sentient.

Incapable, in law, of even being aware of what is happening to them.

Incapable of remembering, anything.

The perfect victim.

But capable of making millions for their encaging private corporations.

Lady Hale, chillingly alluded to this, when she said, just because a person cannot appreciate, they are living in a cupboard, does not mean, it is not a deprivation of liberty.

But can a court remove all a disabled persons rights?

Yes.

Is this, not the worst form, of disability discrimination?

Yes.

Is it not in breach of the person’s Magna Carta right not to lose his liberty except by trial by his peers?

Yes.

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Art 12 provides, that states party to it, UK is, should replace legislation that provides for substitute decision-making for incapacitated adults based on, ‘what is believed to be in the objective ‘best interests’ of the person concerned, as opposed to being based, on the person’s own will, and preference.

The government has so far done nothing, to repeal the MCA, but, the Court of Appeal has endorsed the Article, as having persuasive authority, as an aid to interpretation of it.

A study of the implementation of article 12 on the decisions of the learning disabled which usually includes the autistic shows it is not being implemented in UK in health or care settings.

Instead, substitute decision making takes http://www.publichealthreviews.eu/upload/pdf_files/12/00_Werner_S.pdf place.

http://www.publichealthreviews.eu/upload/pdf_files/12/00_Werner_S.pdf place.

And even without considering  Article 12, particular weight, must be placed, upon the incapacitated wishes and feelings, in determining where their best interests may lie, Peter Jackson J  Re M (Best Interests: deprivation of liberty order [2013] EWHC 3456 (COP).

So why is it happening to millions?

Profit.

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The Age of The Scavenger.

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We live in the age of the scavenger.

Frightened, greedy, insecure, in debt.

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You, your children, partner, parents, its prey.

And, you will be powerless.

Here, is how they do it.

Scavengers know, that control, secrecy, surveillance and connection are essential.

They are smiling, plausible, psychopathological shape-shifters.

They work through social workers,  GPs, hospitals, police stations, health visitors, counsellors, neighbours, teachers, protection officers, care agencies, community groups, charities.

Through secret networkers and leadership..

All are  controlled by the state, work in secret and illegally share all ‘information’ through Multi Agency Safeguarding Hubs, agencies and community action groups.

Even our most trusted charity The Samaritans is now controlled by the state, and details of the desperate  revealed to the authorities for forced lucrative private mental services interventions.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/01/fears-move-samaritans-pass-details-vulnerable-cases/

Even our suspicious, isolated, secretive, scared public, are social wardens.

Seeking state approval, money and power.

And many volunteer in NHS, police, schools,  community care desperate for employment.

The targets, as with all vultures are the vulnerable in need.

The poor, sick, old, disordered.

And, scavengers,  need to continually find new prey.

So they create vulnerability.

By 375 mental disorders, behavioural problems, increased poverty, more autistics, diabetics, and alzheimers.

And woo, through awareness campaigns, prevention,health checks, counselling, kindness, social groups, and, concern.

They target, objectifise, and subject their prey to the most solicitous, form of covert surveillance.

With 6 million itinerant carers, data bases, centralised medical, MASH, education, and social records .

Fishing expeditions are launched, to gain the ‘evidence’  they need.

This is build up on a  perfunctory, cumulative basis to fit the crime.

The crime, is always vague, expansive, and subjective.

And now even pre-emptive.

Those ‘at risk’ only targeted.

Neglect , controlling behaviour, emotional abuse,  sexual assault from innuendo, a drink is alcoholism, a scratch self-harm, forgetfulness incapacity,And any innocuous activity, is made to tick the box.

And, before you discover their surveillance, they use the law to swoop.

And then, it’s too late.

All they need now, is a rubber stamp.

All becomes unstoppable process.

Reality is suspended.

Mental Capacity Act interim  orders, will be the first you know, that you will lose your loved one.

Emergency protection care orders, your baby.

You will get no help.

All are frightened.

The system is inquisitorial, and so clogged up, and systemically bias it can do little.

Any allegation is accepted, without proof.

Justice, itself is  a scavenger,  it needs to be profitable.

The lawyers, scavenge the desperate, impotent, and ignorant.

And facilitate an inquisitorial process.

That cannot be beaten.

Those paid to protect the vulnerable, official solicitors, and CAFCASS officers, do the same.

They have no option, but to believe, the state always acts,  in a vulnerable person’s ‘best interests’.

Even though, that ‘best interest’, will make billions for the state.

The appalling conflict of interest, the elephant in the court room, is ignored.

All can act with impunity, as all is unaccountable, and in secret.

The commodity is adopted, the Local Authority pockets £30,000, and/or  £1000  per week for the fostering industry,£4,000  for the care home .

Those tick boxed ‘incapable’ imprisoned for life.

Every decision made for them by their private provider for ever more profit.

At the mercy of a secret, unaccountable care provider.

An audit statistic, worth on average  £3,500 per week.

In its first 3 years to 2010, the Court of Protection, took control, of assets worth over  £2.3 billion.

And, in its first 18 months received 3,000 complaints, all in secret.

Potentially, more than 2 million, could lose their liberty under the Mental Capacity Act.

Without their Magna Carta right to be tried by their peers.

Dementia, Carers Act, the latest facilitates to harvest.

GPs, now paid to assess dementia risk by stealth, on routine check ups.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3409468/How-medical-history-hold-key-dementia-risk.html

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dementia-post-diagnostic-care-and-support.

And, the child care industry, has increased its numbers, from 32,000 in 2009, to 82,000.

Read this PhD on forced adoptions published in 2016 http://repository.essex.ac.uk/17072/1/Sam%20Davey%20Thesis%20Final%20Final.pdf

We do not know the numbers of old, autistic and learning disabled, encaged, unseen, in residential private profit ‘care’.

And at September 2016 The Alzheimer’s Society reported Deprivation of Liberty Orders from the Court of Protection are at an all time high.

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/news_article.php?newsID=2665&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+org%2FdNPt+%28Alzheimer%27s+Society+%27Latest+News%27%29from the Court of Protection are at an all time high.

At September 2016 Altzeimer Society reported all time high in Deprivation of Liberty Orders

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/news_article.php?newsID=2665&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+org%2FdNPt+%28Alzheimer%27s+Society+%27Latest+News%27%29

So, it certainly pays, to scavenge.

Corruption, and abuse of Autistics for Profit

This is a tale of two young autistics in Sheffield.

One living at home with loving parents

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The other ripped from his parents, to face abuse, alone, and isolated,

in independent living.

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And to die, of unexplained injuries, and a heart attack, after huge doses of anti-psychotic drugs, were pumped into him,in a private Adult Treatment Unit, charging £4,500 per week.

This is a tale of evil, and corruption.

Of  profits, for a privatised NHS, and, independent living providers.

Of colluding  courts, and Local Authorities.

This is a tale of me, a mother, sick with worry.

And another mother, who had warned, they would kill her son, with their ‘treatment’, but they continued, and he died.

Thomas Rawnsley, was transferred, via a deprivation of liberty order, granted by the Court of Protection, under the Mental Capacity Act, against his parents wishes, from his home in Bradford, to a hospital in Peterborough, and then, to a privately run, ‘independent’/ supported living facility in Sheffield.

His loving mother was replaced by itinerant carers.

One of whom, a large man, would kick him into his room,

and, regularly threaten, ‘How many fingers can I break this time ?’, and then bend Thomas’ fingers back, but they did not break, only because, Thomas was double jointed.

Thankfully for Thomas, there was a witness, prepared to risk all to whistle blow.

How much violence, and, verbal abuse goes unseen, ignored, or blamed on self harm, or mental illness ?

Thomas’ ‘carer’, received a suspended prison sentence in February 2014.

Despite this desperately traumatic abuse, Thomas was not returned to the love, and care of his parents, and familiarly of this friends, and community.

But forced to remain, in the same independent living unit, as Thomas was earning more than £3,000 a week.

Understandably,Thomas’ trauma, and unhappiness, made him difficult to care for.

And, his carers warned him, that he was, ‘Acting out, and they had medications for that.’

See, the Justice For Thomas Post reblogged later. Now disappeared.

The independent living provider, sent  Thomas, to an Adult Treatment Unit in Sheffield, for his ‘medication’.

Fortuitously, for this new ATU, as it had been threatened with closure, and, for a long time, Thomas was its only patient.

This appears to be the same group of  multimillion pound assessment centres, build on the back of my daughters illegal, off label Risperidone trial in 2007, when our complaint to CAMHS,  lead to the LA taking court proceedings against us.

It is where, her National Autistic Society wanted to send Issy in 2013, just before she, refused to return to their care, with a faecal impaction, 7 stone in weight, with 2 rotten teeth, and suffering PTSD from their carers abuse.

The only ‘treatment’ in these centres, is high dosage antipsychotics.

No dentist, no clearing out of impaction, no peace with her family to get over her PTSD, just more emotional abuse.

It is also where Issy would be sent if there had ever been any violent/uncontrollable incidents. See my post Respite and the secret social worker.

The Unit promised Thomas, he could go home for Christmas.

At the last minute, permission was withdrawn on the grounds, he would not want to return, and, his subsequent behaviour,might be difficult.

So much for disabled person’s  independent autonomy, human rights, and best interests.

And the mockery of his supposed ‘independent’ living as an adult.

The Unit only eventually agreed to let Thomas go home, after realising he knew about the trip, and someone would have to tell him it was off.

Thomas’ poor mother described him in the Unit;

He can’t eat, he can’t talk – he just dribbles. He’s been turned into a junkie; he’s addicted to his anti-psychotic drugs because he’s kept on the maximum dose to make it easier for them to cope. It breaks my heart. He sits naked in a corridor just wrapped in a quilt. He has no modesty or dignity in there. He is my beautiful, beautiful little boy. When I ask the unit why he’s left naked like that they tell me it’s what he wants. I ask them lots of questions, I don’t get real answers. I think they see me as a trouble-maker but I’m not, I’m Thomas’s mum.

Thomas in ATU on medication .

Thomas in ATU on medication .

http://www.blogistan.co.uk/blog/mt.php/2015/02/03/thomas-rawnsley-abuse-separation-unexplained-injuries-heart-attack

On the very day Thomas lay dying,a few miles away, social workers,  sat in my kitchen, inspecting clothes, already photographed by teacher/care workers.

And the a Service Manager, held meetings on her ‘concern’, that she had seen Issy, naked in the kitchen, on the way to her bath.

No one saw, or cared, about Thomas’ abuse, this was the ATU’s purpose, he was keeping it open, making huge profits for its corporate owners.

Thomas was earning £4,500 ( with drugs and kickbacks ) per week, for our privatised NHS.

And, 3,000 per week for our privatised independent living industry, their contract with LA would still be in place.

So much for budget restrictions, these on only placed on support at home.

They are the excuse, for enforced away from home living and big bucks for the privatised monopoly ‘care’ services, from central government.

The weekend before Thomas died, his parents noticed ‘unexplained injuries’, including carpet burns, and he was ‘’struggling with a chest infection that they knew was serious’.

There is little medical attention in these Units, as in Issy’s  £9,000 per week National Autistic School.

He collapsed, and died shortly afterwards of a massive heart attack.

He was just 20.

And had spent the last two years of his life in hell.

Will there be an inquest?

Unlikely, and if there is, all experts, providers,  have financial/career/systemic interests in covering up the truth, and continuing their income and investment source.

Will the Unit be closed down now, as it is at present under used, and serves no purpose, but to torture, and drug those who cause any problems, to their itinerant carers, in their 3,000 per week independence.?

Not, if the state, can steal more autistics from loving families.

Thomas. collapsed, and became brain dead on the 3rd February 2015.

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I Smell a Rat……

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Angel Eyes is gone.

I smell a rat.

She said, she’d see me on Monday.

We’d had a great afternoon on Thursday, dying my hair.

But  her boss rang on Saturday.

Angel Eyes, couldn’t do anymore shifts, as she’d lose her tax credits .

Not even a single hour ?

Why then,was she the only worker offered.

When she and her boss arrived 5 days ago, in answer to my email?

And, why didn’t she/he, mention her tax credits, on offering her hours?

Or , she in  her long chats on Thursday.

More crucially, where do we go from here?

Only one other agency, got back.

And they too, could be nobbled.

I analyse, my conversations, with Angel Eyes.

She came on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

I recall, she only started asking  odd questions on Thursday.

Lodge/Fist lady, had done the same, despite my garrulous outpouring of Issy information.

At the time, they had irritated, and upset me.

She had opened her arms to offer a hug

I’d asked why the lists of questions, she’d said, she wasn’t good at conversations.

I’d felt guilty.

I now, reflect on Angel Eye’s questions.

I feel like Miss Marble.

And annoyed, I am forced to be so paranoid.

But this de facto beleaguerment, is worse than fiction.

Do you like a drink?’

‘Are you frightened of Issy ?

‘All this is bound to put a strain on your relationship (with Seamus)’.

How does Issy get on with her sister Eleanor, oh, I have already asked you that one’.

All innocuous enough.

But now, indicative of a fishing brief..

I  think of the many poor homes, unable to buy  arrays of cleaning products, without space, clothes, bedding, and healthy food,surrounded by neighbours too willing to spy.

They are sitting ducks.

So Angel Eye’s boss arrived last night, to finalise the ‘package’.

He is now our ‘Measured Lady’.

I ask why our pot of money, cannot be given to us, to find support.

He blinds me with science, and stonewalling.

How can this be personalised services?

He shows me the CV a lady, sent to him in November, and emphasises, she works ‘independently‘, for an old couple.

He arranges a visit .

As usual, more time is wasted on administration, and, needless introductions, than support.

He spouts the standard tripe, of needing to find someone, we are happy with.

But, as with Measured Lady, there is no other candidate.

I don’t know what to say.

There, are the usual awkward silences.

I explain my dilemma.

But, the elephant in the room is ignored.

The lady is coming tonight.

The social  workers tomorrow,

For their weekly ‘surveillance’, as the package boss calls it.

Nice life.

Issy sleeps, and is happy.

Apparently, largely irrelevant, but a good little earner.

More Lies, to steal Issy, and cover up inadequate, spying education services .

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Beyond  fed up.

Can’t  say depressed, as it would be used against me.

I now have to try, to get Issy back to the position, she was in, before, the ‘red mark, the size of a fist’ lady, abandoned her.

And, lodge another official complaint.

And do this, inbetween, the waves of horror, and nausea, that wash over me, when I envisage Issy’s fate.

Which are even more intense, when she is near.

The latest letter, one of the many documents, I have found, almost impossible to read.

Is from, the assistant head of the LA services.

The one, who recently rang weekly, and, informed me, why the education package, fist lady and co, had disappeared.

She was the funding lady, in the kitchen, who informed us, the LA, would provide  education ( Measured Lady),with ‘our pot of money’, for ‘personal services’.

We paid handsomely, as no doubt did the public purse.

The measured lady, had said, it ‘wouldn’t be cheap’,

For what ?

4 months of meetings arranging it, a no show hardly for 2 weeks, by one PA.

And then to be spied on, lied to,  and, about, and finally accused of assaulting our daughter.

All behind our backs.

This services manager, insists, she rang the GP.

But the GP, gave the adult services social worker’s name.

The Service Manager, ( her boss),had dealt with our complaint, by choosing, ‘not to look at the ‘record’ first’.

And, then sent us a letter, not about our complaint.

But her ‘concern’, at Isabel appearing naked in the kitchen, on the way to her bath.

This funding lady’s letter, gave the reasons, why ‘education’ had disappeared.

The reason they have given is that they find Finola’s expressions of points of view and the manner that this takes place, leaves them feeling vulnerable. They believe their actions are discredited by Finola when either one of them is not in your home, they feel this is undermining and makes them anxious to be around Finola’.

What points of view? The ones on the articles, brought weekly by the Lodge Lady ?

The ones being groomed from me ?

Am I, not allowed to voice dissatisfaction/frustration, at the appalling way, Issy/we, have been treated, in my own kitchen ?

‘Vulnerable’ to what?

Most of the time, I am working in the lounge.

In what way, am I undermining them?

What ‘actions’ have they taken ?,

Other than tickle Issy, blow bubbles, and play music, alone in her bedroom, largely ignored.

Neither worker, was even given Issy’s care plan, or, apparently, any information about her.

They observe that when Finola is expressing her points of view Isabel gets distressed, she cries and rocks in her bedroom and whilst this is pointed out to Finola it does not stop the negative verbal outpouring towards all services’.

Isabel does not observe my ‘points of view’.

They are made in the kitchen with door closed, when Isabel, is in her bedroom, with  her door closed.

As this makes it impossible for them to distress Issy,   how could  it have been pointed  out to me ?

‘The personal assistants would like to have suggested to Finola on at least one occasion that this expression of frustration is halted but do not feel able to say anything to Finola which might cause further tension. They feel scared. This has led them to take the view that they no longer feel safe in the household’

If, they would like to have suggested it once, but were too scared.

How then, did they dare, to point out, my my views were upsetting Issy?

These workers, had  never mentioned my negativity, instead encouraging  it, with articles, and stories about care scandals.

You will be aware that this is a further agency expressing their concerns regarding the challenges faced in offering direct care to Isabel in the home, advising they are planning to withdraw their services’

A further agency ?.

Over 18 months, we have had some 25 different workers in the kitchen from  a single large agency.

No one, worker, or agency, had ever mentioned any ‘concerns’.

We were never given the reason, for this agency’s  withdrawal  in October last year.

In fact this very services manager had  asked us why they had withdrawn in our funding meeting in October.

And an email from our social worker, saying they had terminated their (very lucrative £50 per hour) contract.

Even she had said, they were’ not perhaps the most appropriate agency’.

The social services could not prove what they are saying.

But it appears they don’t have to.

How then could I prove this is all lies?

Other than, the fact it was totally improbable,

And, not mentioned before.

Remember this agency was paid over £100,000, £24 per hour for their services.

So, what do we have here.

A service manager, who has provided an inadequate service, is eliciting  evidence, from support staff, to show neglect, and abuse.

To cover up inadequate, spying, making up serious assault allegation, service provision, to facilitate, the removal of Isabel to earn £ 4000 per week, in secret, drugged,  abused encagement.

The evidence being;

1/ Social Services cannot support mother at home, as workers refuse to work with mother, as they are undermined, and scared.

2/ Mother is emotionally abusing Isabel, by distressing her with her opinions, and continuing to do so, in the face of this distress,even after, it has been pointed out to her.

And the  truth?

Irrelevant.

The Social Workers Visit

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Two social workers arrived on Wednesday 4th February .

The day Thomas Rawnsley’s life support machine was switched off, just a few miles away.

The day he died in enforced ‘independent’ living.

The adult social services lady,  and our social worker.

We didn’t know why they were coming.

Issy was not in a good mood amidst cleaning, and tidying.

I now have the wonderful help of local family support group, who I googled.

Angel Eyes, a lovely lady, who has supported an autistic girl, a similar age to Issy.

I do not feel judged by her, nor does she watch everything I do, and she treats me like a human being.

I see genuine concern, in her eyes.

She also cleans more, and better.

My stress is relieved by all this, and I know, this is the support Issy needed, for so long.

A breath of fresh air.

And most of all,  independent, or so I thought.

The social workers arrive at 1.30 .

Issy is  in a better mood… I am beyond relief.

A skip had arrived that morning.

My husband came back from work.

We put Issy’s old bed and mattress, outside for the past 3 months, due to a warm car, snow, and  not wanting it to put Issy off walking out.

We offer the social workers a drink.

Angel  eyes has been replaced by another nice lady from the new support, and she attends the meeting in our kitchen.

They ask if they can see Issy in her bedroom.

I say probably better, if we hold the meeting first, and see if she comes in for juice, so she initiates the meeting .

They agree.

And ask what Issy eats.

I say anything, and go to fridge, and show them the large chicken pies, which are currently her favourite.

I tell them what she ate yesterday, and say she doesn’t eat much during the day, maybe crackers and cheese, or toast.

Issy comes in for juice.

I get it.

On seeing the social workers Issy wets herself.

They notice.

The social worker asks me what am   I going to do about it.

I say, change her

And go and get new knickers and trousers.

Issy puts them on in her bedroom.

I resume the meeting.

Meanwhile, the lady form the support agency I found informs them of the facilities, and help they can offer Issy.

Issy comes in saying ‘coffee’.

I give her the decaffe.

They talk to her.

She ignores them.

She drinks her coffee in the kitchen.

She goes back into her bedroom shouting coffee, I jump up towards the kettle, she looks at me doing this, through the glass kitchen door, she says shut the door, I say shut the door, and she does.

This is her standard ritual.

The adult services social worker, asks if she drinks coffee, after coffee.

I say, ‘no that is just a mantra’.

So, ‘she does it for comfort’, she replies.

‘No’.

‘Then why does she do it ?’

‘Because she is autistic.’

They ask does Issy have clothes, should she want to go out.

I show them the new coat I bought for the purpose, they ask if she has proper shoes, I show her the boots she used to go out in, and the treds underneath.

The social worker asks what size her feet are.

I refer to the fact, that all these clothes, were given to the Lodge Lady, three weeks ago, and she had taken photos of them, on her iPad.

And Issy had been dressed in them, only two weeks before, on the road with me and the lodge lady, set for a walk, when frightened back by some giggling girls.

She replies they have to see them for themselves.

I say Issy read 6 pages of her Keyword book the Tuesday before, on the sofa in the lounge, before we waited outside for the nice affable lady, who didn’t turn up.

I tell them I videoed it.

They ask if they can watch, but I can’t get into the clip.

I offer to email it, but can’t as the LA has a firewall.

They ask about Issy’s bed, has it got springs sticking out.

I say they were never sticking out, but one could be felt, as she had worn down the mattress by banging up and down.

When I noticed it, I had turned the mattress over to the good side.

And then a day later, pulled out the guest bed underneath, pulled it up, and she used that for a month, and then we replaced it by a single bedded divan we had in another room.

This had now been her bed for the past 2 months.

The information for this concern, I assumed , was a comment from the trainee social worker to me in October about the matress, which I had responded to, in front of her, by picking the mattress up and turning it over.

The next week, the same worker had seen Issy sleeping on the brand new assembled the guest bed, and the mattress outside.

Thankfully, we delayed the skip, and the mattress was clearly visible with no springs sticking out, for them to inspect.

I must take a photograph before it is removed.

They then ask if the bed in the skip was the same one…….

They inspect the bathrooms, and go into see Issy in her bedroom.

They are back again next week, and weekly, for how long, we do not know.