Lovely send off for dear Hector last night and the school did well saying goodbye to a teacher who was there at the birth of the school.
Now we need a swift send off for the kleptonic cambian ceo, saleem asaria. There was a spike in the blog’s viewings this week and I discovered why last night. On Wednesday ITV did an ‘exposure’ programme about the poor treatment of very vulnerable young people in cambian so-called care homes and schools.
Now one could easily have a go at the staff for their poor practice but they’re not the culpable ones. What does one expect when they’re paid so badly, get inadequate training, little meaningful support and are put in the position of having to somehow manage very challenging and vulnerable young people. Only this morning I spoke with a wonderfully experienced and caring care worker from Purbeck View about the programme and they told me that when on a bus yesterday they overheard someone saying they earn 10 pounds an hour as a cleaner, 1.50 more than care workers earn with cambian. No disrespect to cleaners, who do a far more worthwhile job than kleptasaria, but this simple comparison highlights the inadequate pay for those caring for vulnerable young folk.
I could easily have a go at senior management in the schools and carehomes overseen by kleptasaria but I’ve already written about them at length. They are also beholden to those above them in the managerial pecking order and are merely obeying their orders and paid rather more than poor careworkers to ‘manage’ and maintain the cambian image.
No there is only one person who should be held accountable for the exposure exposures and that’s mr saleem asaria. The mantra ceos and their ilk espouse is that their obscene pay packets and other looting (asaria trousered a fair few million shares when cambian thrust itself on the stock market a few years ago) is justified by their ultimate accountability. Except they are extremely rarely actually accountable, the people that are usually made accountable are the poor bloody workers, including the occasional senior manager (heads heads sometimes roll)..
Cambian charges supposedly public accounts hundreds of thousands of pounds annually for each of the young people entrusted to their care. Very little is actually spent on the young people and their carers wages. A great deal goes to kleptasaria.
This is the modern, privatised capitalist state.
The answers are quite simple and begin with the ridding of financial leeches.
Keep on keeping on, love Duncan.