11 thoughts on “A timeline of shame

  1. My son received a serious accident in the care of the Liverpool Labour
    Council and a day services which is Autistic specific. HE was only in the service 24 hours – the ”accident” has required 7 operations from Feb this year. LCC have been battered me – threatened me – unlawful gagging order place on me [well they tried] and the most disturbing thing is the blatant lies and lies and lies – and ”they” and all protect each other……I will not go away – and that’s what ”they” don’t like…..

    I don’t know what happened to my son [he is non-verbal] trying to find out is painful. The not knowing is the worse kind of suffering.

    “What ”they” fear is that I will not go away; ”they” can judge me all they like and they can also kiss my arse…….but I’m not going away –

    Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. SOLIDARITY

    My love to you Sara – my strength to you…..

  2. One thing missing:

    6/7 December 2011, CQC visits Slade House to make an observational inspection following an audit of documentation. Subsequent report concludes: “We found that Slade House was meeting all the essential standards of quality and safety we reviewed.”

    Click to access RHX_Oxfordshire_Learning_Disability_NHS_Trust_RHX80_Slade_House_LDR_20120329.pdf

    “The provider is Compliant with Outcome 4: Care and welfare of people who use services.
    People who use services experience effective (sic), safe (sic) and appropriate (sic) care (sic), treatment (sic) and support (sic) that meets (sic) their needs and protects (sic) their rights.

    The provider is Compliant with Outcome 7: Safeguarding people who use services from abuse.
    People who use services are protected from abuse, or the risk of abuse, and their human rights are respected (sic) and upheld (sic). ”

    Perhaps with the special and absolute exception of Art. 2 of the Universal Declaration?

    Plus articles 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8,9, 12 :my goodness, yes especially Art. 12, 13, 16 (non-applicability of Art 16 may be extended to service users’ families) … I could go on but it’s too upsetting.

    Sic-kening, in fact.

  3. I appreciate the thanks, but I hope you can guess how much I wish I hadn’t been able to find this ^. Although there was nothing that could make things any better, apparently it was too much to hope for that there wouldn’t be anything to make it worse. However, LB and you deserve as much of the truth as can now be found.

    Also, have nasty feeling that ‘What’s next?’ might be something that could easily be mistaken for arse-covering by the CQC – given the wild discrepancies between the two reports.

  4. Whatever and whenever the changes made, the questions are still unanswered as to how within 18 months of this first report being made (and a little over 15 months after its publication) standards of care had been allowed to deteriorate so badly that a person could die. And the question about why it took another 4 months for the CQC to come in and check a place that was run in such a way that a young person could drown in the bath.

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