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Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Westgate College: Cruel Abusive F**ckers

I’m  sure  many good and compassionate people worked at the Westgate College for Deaf People. But some very bad fuckers  worked there too who, according to the Care Quality Commission, assaulted, abused, ridiculed and humiliated some of the most vulnerable people you are ever likely to meet. And this abuse was allowed to continue over a prolonged period of time  because the management of the Westgate College was woefully inadequate and appears to have  turned a blind eye to  what was happening.

As a parent of two learning disabled/ autistic teenagers I can’t find the words to express how angry I am with the staff who carried out this horrendous abuse and how angry I am with those well paid managers who allowed this to happen. The John Townsend Trust and Westgate College are organisations beyond contempt. They are heartless, cruel fuckers who tolerated a culture of  abuse of society’s most vulnerable when they were getting in £millions of taxpayers money to supposedly educate and protect them. And all of this happened 4 years after the horrendous Winterbourne View scandal was exposed by the BBC and despite Government promises that learning disabled/ autistic people
would be  better protected from abuse.
I would encourage anyone with humanity to read the Care Quality Commission report about  Westgate College. Its short. Its to the point. It’s upsetting and heart-breaking  too. Here’s  is the link to the report.


There’s no doubt in my mind  the Care Quality Commission did the right thing in closing down Westgate College. It had no other choice but to take this action to end the awful regime that prevailed at what was in effect a loveless fucking dumping ground for severely disabled young people where abuse was rife. For the John Townsend Trust  to have audacity to have appealed  against the CQC  findings is the final insult to those young disabled people it hurt and abused. You fuckers should be utterly ashamed of yourself and now that the CQC report has been published and your objections dismissed perhaps a full and frank apology to all those people you have damaged and hurt should be made.
But I suspect not. Because I get the feeling that what has happened here might well be the tip of an iceberg. I suspect that more abuse allegations will emerge  and perhaps not just about  Westgate College but maybe even the  Royal School for the Deaf too.  

The scandals at Winterbourne View, Westgate College and perhaps even  the Royal School for the Deaf, should send out a clear and unambiguous message that vulnerable learning disabled/ autistic people  should have much  more protection. Just as the tragic Victoria Climbe case led to the
setting up a Children’s Commissioner,  the unfolding tragedy of John Townsend Trust and  Westgate College should lead, as many people are now arguing, to the establishment of Learning Disabilities Commissioner.
See this link to an  important  report about the Learning Disabilities Commissioner https://www.acevo.org.uk/news/winterbourne-view-time-change-report-launch

1 comment:

  1. And all this in the UK in the year of our lord 2016 First world Country.

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