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 cAmbian  owned community living placement, charging  at least £6,500 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, gagged her with a court order and he died two weeks later.

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 £6,000 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 now also owned by Cambian sent  Thomas, to an A T Unit 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.

They 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 ATUnit;

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. a day after the hearing of the LA’s mca application to remove my daughter to the same home Kingdom House where Thomas had  effectively died.

and the LA Service Manager, AFTER we complained 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 £6,500 ( and drugs and kickbacks ) per week, for our privatised NHS ie Cambian Group.

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 COMMUNITY LIVING, 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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Mental Health, Big Pharma, Big Profits, Big Danger.

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As it is was revealed in February 2013, NHS bosses allowed the world’s biggest drugs firm’s’ lobbying company, to draft a report shaping our future health policy, we must consider the very real danger of the abuse of our mental health for profit.

Mental consumers are sought everywhere- schools, prisons, hospitals, police stations, prisons, even the homeless sleeping rough are hounded.

By 2016 Cameron announces on national news 1 in 10 children  suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder.

And all media promote the outing of ‘mental health’ issues.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/aug/22/third-teenage-girls-depression-anxiety-survey-trend-truant

And it is encouraged to discuss your mental issues, which then become a disability and enable the state to control the citizen and make him a pharma cash cow.

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jan/29/how-do-i-know-if-i-have-a-mental-illness?CMP=share_btn_tw

In 2011 FOI notices revealed hundreds of instances of hospitality, worth several hundred thousand pounds from drug giants.

Of conferences for NHS staff in Sydney, Mauritius, Las Vegas.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/02/10/doctors-receiving-drug-company-money.aspx

We are fed by the media, that the recently created, and now accepted without question phenomena of ‘self harm’, has seen a 45% increase in boys, all ripe for medication.

Mere social conduct disorders are now classed as mental disorders to treat with a different expensive drug.

In America half of foster children are on prescribed drugs.

http://dxsummit.org/archives/1774

One in 15 Americans at 18 now are labelled with a mental disorder.

See Robert Whitaker’s ‘Anatomy of an Epidemic’ and how the label of a disorder rather than helping has destroyed lives.

A and E departments received 30 million for mental health,  funding is in place, for mental health referrals,  in police stations, and schools.

We have an over supply of NHS mental health ‘professionals’ and  375 curtesy of America, mental disorders.

Medicalisation of social/ behavioural problems is a huge ever growing market for the Pharma Industry.

‘Self-harm’ is usefully medicated by expensive anti-psychotic drugs…

The Mirror revealed, 62 Tory MPs have links with Private Health.

Disorders make profit and control our autonomy, and society.

In 2005, the FDA issued an extraordinary “Public Health Advisory” cautioned against the risks, associated with, the whole new generation of antidepressants, including, Prozac, and its knock offs, Zoloft, Paxil, Luvox, Celexa, and Lexapro, as well as Wellbutrin, Effexor, Serzone, and Remeron.

The warning followed a public hearing, in which, dozens of family members and victims testified of increased violence, and suicide after their use.

Despite this, and research studies showing anti-depressants were only slightly more effective, than a placebo.

Which is why Prozac is not licensed in Germany and does not satisfy NICE effectiveness guidelines.

This less that clinically required beneficial effect could in any event be due to research and conferences, being funded by the drug companies, research methods design to show advantages, and positive effects being published more than negative ones.

Yet despite this in 2007, there were 34 million prescriptions for anti-depressants and more than 40 million people are estimated to have taken Prozac since 1988.

The latest danger of anti depressant and hidden side effects, reported in the Guardian, on 17 th September 2015 http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/sep/16/seroxat-study-harmful-effects-young-people

‘Experts’ know little of how our brains work and even less as to how drugs affect this working and our physical health, particularly, in the long term.

And therefore can know little about how antidepressants work.

The huge flaw is that  no test, can measure the amount of serotonin in a living brain.

So ‘experts’ do not know what is a low, or normal level of serotonin in a normal brain and are working blind with adjustments by medication.
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And there is little evidence, that depression is caused by a serotonin shortage per se and many studies contradict this theory of depression but are hidden .

And in today’s desperate times, it is more likely not pathological, but a normal reaction to uncertainty, debt and stressful abusive employment and education, and  our survival of the fittest society .

Children and adult mental health services and other NHS mental health services consist of  diagnosis and then usually straight onto medication.

But the effectiveness is not known, and is not monitored, and there are no scientific controls so the adequacy of services and drugs which cost billions cannot be judged.

So we have a multibillion pound industry, which by funding research, media and government, can create an ever increasing market, voluntary, and enforced, under the threat of care orders, if under 16, and, then mental capacity act orders if over.

Already half our population has been put on prescribed drugs.

1 in 15 Americans, reach adulthood with a mental disorder.

Do we really want to follow ?

The Mental Capacity Act 05 allows the state, to enforce medication, on effectively anyone, the experts, deem ‘incapable, of making a decision in respect to their medication.

And the Act, has a frighteningly vague, all expansive definition of ‘incapacity’, which systemically, is made, impossible to oppose.

Worse still ,The Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations 2004, which regulates the conduct of clinical trials on medicinal products, allows a legal representative, (a person not connected with the conduct of the trial), to consent to the participation of ‘incapable’ adults, in medical research, currently, very little is known as to how these representatives make their decisions.

So it appears, those deemed ‘incapable’ under the MCA and that is potential millions can be used as guinea pigs by profit hungry drug companies.

Most alarming is the fact there is no central check, or control on  prescription drugs.

GPs are politicised and commercialised. They do not have to comply with conditions of drug licences and often prescribe off- label.

We as a nation are now hooked on antidepressants, statins, and, even painkillers http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2774300/GPs-creating-nation-hooked-painkillers-Addictions-codeine-morphine-drugs-reached-dangerous-levels.html

Mental health, is the perfect business model, for present, and future profit particularly as it is being increasingly enforced by  the MCA,and, supported by academics, NHS and media.

All financed and controlled by government.
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The Love of Money…….

Since Isabel’s diagnosis, her state ‘support’, except for her  outings from May 2013 to March 2014.

Has been enforced containment in a NAS residential school £177,000 tax free for 9 months a year for 5 years,resulting in psychological, physical, educational, medical abuse, and neglect.

All was, and is, impersonal, bureaucratic standard letters, meaningless reviews with no attempt at humanity, changing stories,  covering up and lies.

Over 25 workers, have been in my kitchen.

Some daily for months, never without noice to be seen again.

Disappearing, without explanation.

I am not  allowed contact details.

How must all these itinerant ‘relationships’ affect a traumatised autistic teenager ?

We have been processed, through a ruthless, self-preservatory,  machine.

Issy has had 10 social workers, 3 independent reviewing officers, 4 speech therapists, 4 educational psychologists, 3 psychiatrists, 2 paediatricians,  1 CAFCASS Officer  and innumerable meetings, and reviews.

Which produced;

7 mouths respiridone medication, inappropriate, regressive, enforced ‘education’, 2 faecal impactions, 2 rotten teeth, a  48 bruise restraint,  PTSD, and now a refusal to leave her home.

Costing the public purse, well over a million.

Causing far far more problems, than her autism..

Had Issy been afforded proper medical treatment, education ( Brentwood the private German owned autistic school five minutes walk from home), and community support, from dedicated people, that  understood her, Issy would not be in the sorry state she is today, and, have suffered so much.

The  final straw, was an education package, telling her, she could not live with Mummy and Daddy.

This is the real scandal, and, the tragedy.

She would not have had, two faecal impactions, which both coincided with inappropriate care, one after ill- advised respite in her special needs school in 2006, the other in 2011, after a forced attendance, and a long wait at her GP’s practice, produced a meltdown, that necessitated a 48 bruise restraint.

The symptoms of these impactions,  ignored for years, and would remained so, had, it not been for our continued insistence they existed.

And our insisting our GP physically examine Issy’s stomach.

Issy’s NAS home also caused, and failed to notice her rotten molar and wisdom teeth.

And, fed an impacted child, ‘build up’ drinks which cause constipation.

We will never know, and no one will ever investigate, the permanent damage this neglect, may have caused poor Issy  physically and mentally.

And agencies/professionals refused to connect, the pain, and discomfort, of  impactions, to Isabel’s increasingly aggressive behaviour.

Instead, blaming her autism, to justify psychotic medication, an enforced 52 week inappropriate, school placement, and, a proposed 12 week CAMHS’s residential assessment, to enforce permanent psychotic medication.

This, enabled NAS, and CAMHS, to claim the maximum, from the public purse, and made Isabel’s ‘care’ easier to manage.

And off  social services books.

All was and is prescribed process in self interest and very much not in Issy’s interests.

In January 2013, had we not insisted on Issy coming home for the weekend, when her social worker said she was ‘too distressed’.

And a kind van driver, had not risked snow and ice, and, waited an extra 20 minutes, Issy would have been sent to a CAMHS Care Pathway Centre, Ruby Lodge for an assessment.

Social Services, and NAS had tried get our agreement to this for weeks.

Our permission, could then be dispensed with, by sectioning under the Mental Health Act.

To allow, £60,000 to be spent on, an illegal, as her IQ is well above 50, 12 week residential assessment.

In addition, to the £177,000, still being paid to NAS.

Issy would have been medicated with anti-psychotics for ever, despite it being licenced only, for short term severe behaviour.

This policy of sedation, chillingly promoted, in Ruby Lodge’s promotional materials, as the use of the

‘least restrictive alternative’, and,

Finding alternatives to restraint’.

With an outcome of,

A care plan that indicates the least restrictive alternative’,  ( powerful neurological suppression by anti psychotics ) to impact on ‘frequency, intensity and duration of challenging behaviour’.

Their discharge list including,

Medication/prescriptions to cover two weeks post discharge’.

Such Care Pathway centres, have been built all over the country.

Now ‘specialist hospitals’ in monopoly, enforced community living like Lifeways/ Cambian.

These centres/specialist hospitals are where Issy would be sent, if we, or the care workers were attacked, or Issy’s behaviour worsened, and we rang the police, the only option, we have ever been given by our GP, and social services.

The psychiatrist, who heads up this multimillion pound lodge complex, is no other, than the CAMHS psychiatrist, who prescribed Issy’s ‘off label’ Respiridone trial at 9, without our informed consent, as we were not told it was a trial.

She dismissed Issy’s side effects of crying, breathlessness and incontinence, as not side effects, as not on her list.

Issy had received no physical examination.

And when we had complained, we were served with a court care supervision application order.

One of side effect of anti-psychotic medication is constipation.

And at 7 stone, Issy still be being fed build-up drinks, 70 bottles were dumped in our kitchen on Issy’s return, cause constipation.

Issy’s impaction, was unacknowledged, and greatly acerbated, and now zombiefied, she would have been unable, to express her suffering, even by aggression.

It could not have been long, before she succumbed, to a long painful death, on her body filling with faeces, forcing her organs to close down.

As so many autistics have died before, unseen, unheard , no inquests, dying of ‘natural causes’, no serious case reviews,  very expensive state murders, silenced for ever.

Issy’s GP wouldn’t, and doesn’t visit residents for their £177,000 per annum.

When we complained of this, the Independent Reviewing Officer told us, it was our duty to arrange medical care at a distance of 25 miles.

We tried, but got nowhere.

A locum was prepared to visit the NAS home, but then left the practice.

One of the dedicated carers, who disappeared, before the final onslaught said, on my bemoaning enforced independent living,

‘She wouldn’t let them look after her dog, let alone her child’.

If Issy were a dog, the RSPCA would have prosecuted her state carers, yet it is the threat of care, and ‘best interests’ MCA orders, that have facilitated Issy’s abuse.

There can be no whistle blowers, and social and medical care goes unchecked, and is unaccountable.

The conflict of interest between, what is best for CAMHS, GPs and NAS,to make as much money as possible, and impose a government system  and what is in Isabel’s best interests, flaws the system.

The state, have complete control.

And, I dread the thought of Isabel’s future.

Physical medical examinations are perfunctory,  by a  nurse/practioner.

50% not even given this superficial observation, if deemed to refuse permission.

Medical conditions, and treatment are not a ‘domain’, in the adult services forms for independent/ now ‘community living’.

There is no central audit, or, control of this medication by anti- psychotic and mood enhancers.

The administration left to individual GPs and CAMH’s teams.

Administered without physical examinations.

No wonder 3 learning disabled die needlessly each day.

It is now three weeks, since the agencies workers, had a hissy fit, and the agency without reason, withdrew their contract.

And over two weeks, since the last email from our social workers, stating she had been unsuccessful in obtaining any other agency cover, again without reason.

No matter how poor, or abusive the service, the provider is paid up front, and there will be no reimbursement of the £200,000 spent on Issy since 2013, nor, the million spent before that, on her abusive NAS residential school.

Under s2 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970, £82,000 can be paid per annum for Issy’s social care, and under the Education Acts more than 50,000, even without SEN until she is 25, and some £73,000 from the NHS.

The funding for her £177,000 NAS school, split between the 3 authorities, and judging by the NHS ringing me last month, to request a home inspection for her continuing health care checklist, this is set to continue in independent living.

Yet, we, can only claim £200 in DLA and Carers Allowance per week, and personal services of 7.50 per hour and administration fee,if we could find our own staff.

Such is the huge financial incentive to encage Issy.

And  the potential for abuse and corruption.

Issy, is a huge cash cow.

And, the love of money, really is, the root of all evil.