BEDFORDSHIRE SOCIAL SERVICES' CRIMINAL EXPLOITATION of
Please, read on.
These are some of the breaches being
committed by the Bedfordshire Social Services against Ms. MARGHERITA CAMINITA
A notice of breach has been served to the Beds. Social
Services by means of a letter dated Nov. the 30th. 2000, further to their latest
refusal of allowing professional people to visit Ms.MARGHERITA CAMINITA for the
purpose of assessment. A copy of it has been sent to the Italian Embassy .
The Bedfordshire Social Services in the person of Pat
Mitchell have disallowed the latest visit request on the basis of Article
8 of the Mental Health Act 1983 . Article 8 states :
RIGHT TO RESPECT FOR PRIVATE AND FAMILY LIFE
1. Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and
No doubt that Bedfordshire Social Services have actually failed to respect her
family life as intended in the Second Section , as quite obviously they are dening
her access to her family or viceversa and preventing her from returning to her
homeland (Italy) .
It is then clear that Bedfordshire Social Services have breached Article 8 itself
preventing any family life whatsoever.
In the statement of Mr. Richard
Gilbert, Social Worker, made on the 24th September 1998, he states
that Mrs Carminita's own words were "She enjoyed the day but did not wish to
stay. She wished to go home - to Palermo".
This has been repeated on thetaped
evidence and now available to everyone over the INTERNET
It is clear from the evidence that Mrs Caminita wishes to go to Italy and
rejoin his son and her family
Moreover, by preventing Ms. MARGHERITA CAMINITA from having her say on
whom to meet or not, it is clear that Bedfordshire Social Services are breaching
Ms.Caminita's RIGHT to FREEDOM of EXPRESSION, Article 10 .
Bedfordshire Social Services are effectively preventing anyone from
discovering what Ms. Caminita's conditions or wishes are .
Whenever it suits them, Bedfordshire Social Services are ready to claim that
Ms.Caminita suffers from Alzeimers or Multi or similar diseases ,
but there is NO EVIDENCE of that as her
CT scan results show.
If Ms. Caminita, as Bedfordshire Social Services are eager to claim, had short-term
memory loss, this still would not warrant placing her under the Mental Health Act and
even if there were grounds for doing so then Ms. Caminita would still have the RIGHT
of LIBERTY and SECURITY , Article 5 .
At present, Bedfordshire Social Service are keeping Ms.Caminita under the Mental
Health Act, allegedly because of her son, not because she is insane and has
behavioural problems !
So, one could wonder why if she is not insane, still is prevented from
giving evidence on what I Bedfordshire Social Services allege against her son ?
Perhaps, if she can testify on that she could testify on what she has seen in
Milton Ward .....!
Perhaps, this holds the keys to why they want to silence her, one way or
the other !
HOWEVER, AS ANYONE NOW CAN TELL, through listening to her speaking recently, she
seems to be perfectly able to make her own decisions and wishes .
Bedfordshire Social Services are therefore in breach of :
i) Article 2 Right to life (a good quality of life and a chance for
ii) Article 5 Right to Liberty c76 and Security
iii) Article 8 Right to Respect for private and family life
iv) Article 9 Freedom of Thought And Conscience
v) Article 10 Freedom of Expression.
vi) Article 11 Freedom of Association vii) Article 14 Prohibition of
Discrimination, as she is over 60 years old and they have made no efforts to grant
her liberty via the Italian Embassy.
Mental Health Act guidelines specified by MAZE (Stated by the highest authority on
the subject i.e. the Maudsley Hospital) states (Section 7) :
"The powers given to the guardian are not capable of enforcement, but reply on
co-operation of the patient".
Hence the Bedfordshire Social Services' automatic refusal of allowing Ms.Caminita
to be visited is against this section, as they have not obtained consent from the
"Guardianship does not provide legal authority to detain a person physically in
Any person has a right to appeal to the Mental Health Tribunal under
Bedfordshire Social Services have not provided her with this information either,
then this lady will not know her rights.
In addition, it appears that Bedfordshire Social Services are not adhering to the
requirements of the Code of Practice provided by the Department of Health .
a) The factors to be taken into account at assessment.
2.6 The patients own wishes and view of his own needs.
b) 26.1 All detained patients are entitled to maintain contact with and be
visited by whomsoever they wish.
c) 26.4 Every effort must be made to assist the patient, where appropriate, to
make contact with relatives, friends and supporters.
d) A Care Plan is desired.
e) 14.11 The statutory information should be made available to them either in
Braille or on tape.
In summary, Ms. MARGHERITA
CAMINITA is not dead, but, Bedfordshire Social Services, on behalf of Bedfordshire
County Council, are making sure that it be as if she was !