Babies for Sale- The Adoption Profit Motive

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The stuff of barbarism- a baby torn from a loving mother for ever.

But it’s just another day for the Social worker walking briskly towards a ward, baby carrier on arm to whisk a baby to a stranger approved by the state.

Job done, baby protected, agency paid.

How more easily could at least £27,000 be earned than from the finding of parents for a new born baby ?

A distasteful impersonal ‘transaction’ sanctioned by law, happening daily in UK hospitals only.

The horror unseen, the damage unknown, the social obscenity not even discussed.

The mother presumed such a monster her own baby needs protection and so deserves her fate

But does she ?

Her husband failed to attend an Anger Management Course because of LA cuts, she’s has a mental disorder, drug/drink issues or learning disability or simply had relationships with violent men in the past or herself has just left care and is homeless.
Those most in need are those whose babies are most ‘at risk’- easy targets, easy money.

This is child protection, now outsourced by LAs to corporations worth millions .

By 2016 2,700 babies were being removed each year.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/family-courts-crisis-adoption-numbers-social-workers-2700-babies-james-munby-a7321506.htm
After those under one month taken into care had already increased from 1,400 in 2010 to 2,013 in 2013 (years to 31 March)

John Hemming here argues why this is happening and produces evidence that this has not helped child protection by decreasing the number of child deaths, abuse and neglect

http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2014/01/22/social-workers-experts-john-hemming-mp-responds-community-care-readers/

And it is  illegal under Human Rights and EU law which states that when taking a child into care, the European courts are prepared to give domestic authorities a wide margin of appreciation and this is not normally in breach of Art 8, P, C and S v The United Kingdom [2002] 35 EHRR 31, as
“a temporary measure to be discontinued as soon as circumstances allow,” but in the UK it is forever.

Nothing illustrates the greed, ruthlessness and efficiency of our child protection system more than the story of Alessandra Pacchieri ,an Italian citizen, who whilst staying in a Stansted Hotel on a Ryanair training course rang the police when she had a panic attack, they contacted her parents who were looking after her two children and were told she had a bipolar condition and had not been taking her medication because she was pregnant.

Police arrived in her hotel room offering to take Alessandra to a hospital to check out her baby, but instead used their s136 MHA power to take her to ‘a place of safety’ where she was mentally assessed and sectioned under the MHA.

Ten weeks later, without informing Alessandra, the local health authority obtained an order enabling doctors to deliver her baby girl by caesarean, whilst Essex County Council simultaneously began care proceedings enabling her baby to be born into care and adopted.

Alessandra was anesthetised and awoke to find her baby removed from her womb and her life forever, despite a friend and the grandparents offering to care for the baby and Alessandra promising to take her medication.

The Telegraph publication of this horror and the political disgust of Italy, forced Sir James Munby to comment it was time to “call a halt” to the tendency to apply for adoption orders based on “sloppy” or non-existent assessment of alternatives which would not irrevocably break-up families.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10314937/Drive-to-speed-up-adoptions-means-children-may-be-removed-from-parents-too-quickly.html
But little appears to have changed.

So what in 2009 saw many childrens Charities diversify into adoption.?

An Intergency Adoption Fee in 2008 was payable by the government to an agency at
12,660 for an adoptive family approved by another LA (from 1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008)
£19,889 for families from Voluntary Adoption Agency
with an additional fee of £3,315 to cover post adoption services (the post adoption support module).
London LAs and VAAs are also able to charge an additional 10% London weighting
http://www.bristol.ac.uk/media-library/sites/sps/migrated/documents/rk6582afinalreport.pdf

In 1978 the fee had been £3,370 for each child adopted
But note not for infants under 18 months presumably thought to easy to place to warrant a fee.

In order to protect the fee against inflation this fee was then linked to 50% of point 19 on the social work salary scale, increasing automatically each year in line with nationally negotiated salary increases.

Over the years, the scheme has been regularly reviewed. Each major review has been dominated by concerns that the fee has not accurately reflected the expenditure incurred by the voluntary sector.

And in 2013 the fee of £13,000 per adoption paid to LAs was increased to the.Voluntary adoption agencies rate of £27,000 to facilitate adoptions

http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2013/01/15/local-authorities-planning-to-increase-inter-agency-adoption-fee/

£27,000 for placing 1 child 2. £43,000 for placing 2 siblings in 1 adoptive family 3. £60,000 for placing 3 siblings in 1 adoptive family 4. £68,000 for placing 4 siblings in 1 adoptive family 5. £80,000 for placing 5 or more siblings in 1 adoptive family

And then in addition, it appears in 2015 the government began subsidising the inter-agency fee by way of a grant for all children falling into the ‘harder to place’4 category in 8 July 2015.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/inter-agency-adoption-fee-grant-for-local-authorities#eligibility-for-the-grant
£27,000 for placing 1 child
£43,000 for placing 2 siblings in 1 adoptive family
£60,000 for placing 3 siblings in 1 adoptive family
£68,000 for placing 4 siblings in 1 adoptive family
£80,000 for placing 5 or more siblings in 1 adoptive family
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/inter-agency-adoption-fee-grant-for-local-authorities

For those deemed ‘harder to place children’.

It would appear easy for commercially aware adoption corporations to claim these additional fees, as the government criteria for the harder to adopt catagory could potentially cover most children in care, as these babies/children only need to be ‘suspected of’ a Learning disabilities/difficulties, Special Health Needs, Behaviour problems, Developmental delay, Attachment difficulties Parental learning difficulties Prenatal exposure to alcohol or drugs Parental mental health issue

So if they have vulnerable parents, their learning disability, mental disorder or substance abuse issues would automatically put their children at risk of disability/developmental delay and deemed ‘harder to adopt’ and worth far more money to an adoption agency.

If my reading of the payment as an additional £27,000 is correct, that would mean an adoption agency would be paid a whopping £54,000 for a learning disabled/ abuse user’s baby/child as it would be deemed ‘hard to adopt’.

And it appears this money can be claimed even without an actual adoption, as from voluntary adoption guidance it appears the first third is non refundable, justified by the fact that many adopters do not go on to take another placement and those that do will need to be re-assessed

In addition even the second third is usually non refundable also, but there may be some situations when a placement breaks down during introductions, or at a very early stage where both agencies decide they wish to come to an agreement based on the particular circumstances e.g. short duration of placement, limited travel and staff time involved in a local placement.

Surely this laissez- faire attitude to payment of huge sums of public money is wasteful  and anathema to speedy stable adoptions.

http://www.cvaa.org.uk/the-voluntary-adoption-sector/inter-agency-fees/

A comment in the internet from an adoptive parent from an agency, seems to confirm that it is not necessarily the hard to adopt that are placed with agencies;

I just no longer believe the idea that if you are approved by a Voluntary Agency you have to wait ages for a match and then it’s with an older or more complex child. There were profiles of tiny babies sent to us, many of them’.

Plans have been introduced for the development of Regional Adoption Agencies to replace some of the 189 individual local authority and voluntary adoption agencies which will make finding adopters easier yet there appear no plans to decrease inter-agency fees and grants.

In Northern Ireland, an agreement exists between the five Health and Social Care Trusts that a contribution towards the total cost of recruiting and assessing prospective adopters is paid by Trusts where children are placed with prospective adopters approved by other Trusts.

A fee of only £6,000 is paid by the placing Trust for a single child and an additional £2,000 for the first sibling placed at the same time and a further £1,000 for any other siblings placed. In the event that a sibling is subsequently placed with the same adopters, a further fee of £3,000 is charged to the placing Trust.
Despite this fee being less than a quarter of the rest of the UK, the Northern Ireland adoption rates are approximately 4.13% to England’s 5.98%.
(successful adoptions from the care population being 120 adopted from Care population 2016/17 2900 compared with 4350 in England out of a care population of 72,670)
So merely throwing money at adoption appears to increase agency profits but not adoption rates.

And the proof of the pudding is successful outcomes for these children and a decrease in actual abuse but where are these measured ?

It appears even adoption breakdowns when these children are forced to re enter care are not being properly monitored.

See here the statistics for number of forced adoptions their age and sex

https://public.tableau.com/profile/justicewatch#!/vizhome/UKEnglandWalesForcedAdoptionsChildAge/Blatt1

Watch this film taken by a mother breast feeding her baby in her own home at night when 4 PCs arrived demanded entry at common law to do a welfare check of a child to save life and limb and then insisted on removing her baby because they said she had concealed a pregnancy. Terrifying power of the state to remove children/babies for profit

 

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Autism Bewareness- UK’s 32 billion a year Cashcows.

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This is autism awareness week and the joys of an autism diagnosis are proclaimed with a study of 750,000 people that shows a tenth of the UK might be autistic.

A new Channel 4 documentary asks, ‘Are You Autistic?’: we speak to two of its stars

This Illustrates  autism is definitely not a mental disorder but a difference of behaviour, thinking and sensitivity, and was merely a ‘neurological condition’ until Parliament made it a mental disorder by placing it in the MHA ten years ago to facilitate the sectioning and detainment of autistics in mental hospitals. .

If one in ten of the UK have autistic traits all this shows is that autism is an intrinsic part of a person’s personality and way of viewing the world which can’t be treated and has to be lived with and accepted but can lead to exceptional talents.

https://finolamoss.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/autism-the-betrayal-of-the-different-for-profit/

But why is our establishment hell bent on diagnosing people leading normal lives and insisting, even with the genetic masking nature of an X chromosome, girls are being under diagnosed ?

Because Autism is the UK’s biggest Cashcow eating 32 billion a year of public money and a growth industry.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-27742716

So who does this industry serve and what has been achieved for the autistic by lavishing nearly a third of the total NHS budget on them ?

10 years on from the Autism Act and billions spent, autistics and their families have less than nothing, no rights and no lives.

There is no support for their parents after 18, no schools after 16, no extra time with a GP, no adjustments in hospitals, no equipment in the family homes, no respite, no holidays, few day centres, no support in a crisis other than removal to a mental hospital for years and few professionals trained in autism.

Many autistic die before they reach 40, most are medicated, few live with their family, most are unemployed, most will never be allowed to parent, and few gain any decent educational qualifications, and few are even allowed to make their own decisions.

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/autism-why-do-many-autistic-people-die-before-the-age-of-40-a6937911.html

As I write, over 3,000 and increasing are holed up in mental hospitals miles from family for decades drugged to a stupor, suffering horrific physical and mental side effects.
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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/mar/17/secure-mental-health-unit-matthew-garnett-autism

As an autistic can earn up to £13,000 a week for venture capital owned private hospitals, so there is no incentive to end their ‘treatment’ and more hospitals are being built with NHS money to cash in on this bonanza, and public NHS are no longer allowed to admit ASD/LD.

https://finolamoss.wordpress.com/2017/07/18/private-mental-hospitals-increase-as-the-cygnet-autism-empire-grows/

The same companies UHS/Acadia that own the hospitals also own the ‘community living’ units the autistic are eventually discharged to and they can then and often are being MHA sectioned back to these UHS hospitals, so a dangerous conflict of interests exists, particularly as services are run for maximum profit.

https://finolamoss.wordpress.com/2017/09/04/universal-health-services-own-cambian-and-cygnet-what-do-we-know-about-them/

Experts are giving evidence in the Court of Protection that autistics can only exist in the present so can’t foresee future risk and therefore automatically fail the MCA capacity test allowing the State removal of their every decision at 18.

Reducing them to a 24/7 institutionally guarded life, torn from family and friends, forcefully medicated, strapped in wheelchairs doomed to years of isolation and physical, emotional and psychological torture to provide the perfect commodities for maximum profit.

The Coalition Government announced a national investment in 2014/15 of £4.5million to deliver the objectives set out in their Autism strategy

http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/26154/2/CBP-7172_Redacted.pdf

But this strategy with its introduction of Education Health and Care Plans under the Children and Families Act 2014, and £ 433 million payment to implement the safeguarding provisions of the Care Act 2014 made matters worse.

Earlier intervention saw ever younger children written off as’ autistic’ medicated, excluded and taught in residential schools paid an average £200,000 per year per pupil and increasingly bought up by the same corporate monopolies- like USA Acadia and UHS, who owned the CAMHS and AMHS provision and mental hospitals, providing a very lucrative pathway ‘care’ from cradle to grave.

These autistic were not taught to traditional GCSE exams but to P- scales , regardless of their actual IQ as their intelligence was judged by their adeptive skills, learning difference and communication problems.

EHC statements included social care allowing autistic families to be monitored by social services making it easy to remove their autistic children to residential schools and enforce medication under care orders.

https://finolamoss.wordpress.com/2015/06/13/harvesting-of-the-disabled-for-profit/

Here are the facts of a case that went to the LG Ombudsman where SWs removed a special needs child from school to foster carers without informing child or family

Fostering is now a multimillion pound private industry and from this case it appears foster carers are not even being monitored and children  put at grave risk in care.

Social Workers Are Still Visiting Schools In Secret – It’s Time To Stop It.

Further The Care Act imposed a duty on LAs to provide Carers and Family Assessments, but not to provide any support, which they do not do after 18, and these assessments can be used as evidence of safeguarding issues in the home to enable court orders to remove to institutions

.https://finolamoss.wordpress.com/2014/11/20/carers-act-2014-care-to-ensnare/

https://finolamoss.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/gathering-evidence-from-social-care/

Here is the sad story of how nearly two million spent on education, CAMHS, Courts, lawyers, CAFCASS, Care agencies. Social Services destroyed my autistic daughter and it is the story of many whose lives are destroyed by the greed of so many working for a system that cynically uses the autistic as a vehicle to transfer public money to private profit.

https://finolamoss.wordpress.com/isabel-from-birth-to-10/

https://finolamoss.wordpress.com/2006-7-camhs-risperidone-care-action/

https://finolamoss.wordpress.com/2015/08/10/2011-2012-issy-in-her-national-autistic-school-48-bruises-impaction/

https://finolamoss.wordpress.com/isabel-returns-home/

And let’s not forget autistic and Downs Syndrome Thomas Rawnsley, whose death and suffering in enforced institutional corporate care ordered by a court in his ‘best interests’, still remains unexplained and unseen.

https://finolamoss.wordpress.com/2018/02/07/thomas-rawnsley-dead-3-years-still-no-answers/