Why did the NHS pay Winterbourne View providers at least £4,000 per week to drug and baby sit the autistic and so called ‘learning disabled’ ?
Where else could a company charge £4,000 +, and be commissioned privately, to employ workers as shown on 12 hour shifts to drug, torture, and abuse very vulnerable adults?
Where were all the psychiatrists, nurses ,social workers, NHS managers who commissioned the services, and prescribed the risperidol administered to the lady under the chair by pinching her nose?
Why were they not held responsible ?
Why were only these ‘care’ workers prosecuted and sacked ?
How and why was this deemed ‘assessment and treatment’ under the Mental Health Act?
How and why were the residents legally detained under MHA per se and for so long ?
Why have successive governments allowed billions of profit to be made out of public money, at the expense of our most vulnerable ?
Why was insufficient support at home given to the Winterbourne parents, some becoming so desperate they attempted suicide.?
Why did the CQC, after being alerted by managers of the numerous allegations of abuse in Winterbourne wait for over 3 years from February 2008 and a national scandal revealed by BBC particularly as ‘The recorded events between 2008-11 [were} fragmentary’ according to the SCR, to do anything about such appalling abuse ?
Why did the managers and the police the abuse was reported to do nothing ?
Why was a BBC Programme only then commissioned and used to reveal abuse already known to the regulators, the managers, and the police ?
Why were no managers/executives sacked or prosecuted ?
Nothing has been done about, as CQC described,
‘the systemic failure to investigate claims of abuse’ in present and future residential care providers.
It did not stop the abuse that Thomas Rawnsley suffered, only two years later in Homeleigh House, and then his further abuse in Kingdom House where he died.
Why was Winterbourne View, itself a private ATU merely used as horrific propaganda to convert and rebrand public NHS ATUs to private ATUs and ‘community living’ with the same inadequate safeguards, commissioning, staffing and oversight. ?
What has changed to stop Winterbourne abuse happening today, or in private ATUs or ‘ community living ?
How much profit has been made by investors, managers, banks, accountants. experts, lawyers, consultants, campaigners, PR gurus, pharmacies, care agencies, private company providers?
Read the serious case review here, my blogs and decide for yourself, if anything has changed, or will change, in the long awaited expensive solution to Winterbourne View abuse,- the use of similar for profit institutions as Winterbourne only more of them, nearer their original local community/parents.
And read the only plans for all disabled- ‘Community Living for Profit’.