Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy Sir Roy Meadow Child Protective Services
Parents of vaccine injured children are sometimes accused of child abuse
In 1977 Professor Roy Meadow wrote a controversial paper on Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSBP) for the Lancet, entitled ‘The Hinterland of Child Abuse’ (1) The paper was deemed problematic by many because the second case study used as evidence of MSBP type abuse described a child presenting with excessive sodium (salt) in the blood. During Meadow’s discussion he disclosed that this child was force-fed 20 g of sodium, with difficulty, by himself and his colleagues. Sadly the child died!
Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSBP) is a fanciful diagnosis based on the fictional character Baron Munchausen. Baron Munchausen is said to have enjoyed a series of supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits. It seems fitting that Meadow used this particular fictional storybook character to name this new syndrome.
This diagnosis is now being attached to parents and care givers to describe aspects of their behavior which usually includes subjecting what appears to be a previously healthy child to unnecessary and often painful tests or medical interventions i.e. scans, x-rays and even surgical procedures to gain what Meadow describes as attention from the medical profession.
I now believe that there is more to Meadow’s diagnosis than meets the eye. I say this because government papers have come to light proving that Meadow had ties to big pharma (2) and that he was attending government meetings discussing adverse reactions to vaccines from 1987-1991. In fact these documents prove that Meadow not only attended meetings on vaccinations but was advising committee members on the subjects of the yellow card reporting system, anaphylaxis, seizures and cot death and had even contributed to vaccination guidelines. (3) It was not long after these meetings that the largest vaccine cover up the world has ever seen began. Suddenly thousands of parents all over the world were accused of MSBP after their children had suffered a vaccine injury.
A make believe name had become a make believe disorder to enable professionals to pin the blame of vaccine induced injuries onto the shoulders of innocent parents.
One family caught up in the vaccine cover up was Mr. and Mrs. Peacher and their two children. Six years ago Mr. and Mrs. Peacher had their two children child A aged 6 and child B aged 7 snatched from them by social services after they claimed their children were vaccine injured. Without warning the couple was falsely accused of MSBP and as a direct consequence of this accusation had both children taken away by social services (CPS). The children were then separated and put in foster families 200 km apart. All parental contact was severed in the case of child A and limited to just twice a year in the case of child B.
What grounds did social services have to snatch the children? Very little it appears as the children were reported to be appropriately dressed, well groomed and clean. According to the background reports to this case the children were well fed, cheerful and seemingly happy children.
The family did have problems however and there is no getting away from this. Mrs. Peacher was reported to suffer from bouts of poor mental health, suffering from stress, a mild personality disorder and mild learning difficulties. Mr. Peacher also is said to have mild learning difficulties and is reported to be manipulative at times.
The family had also moved around a lot and had been said to have had twelve different moves in eight years. According to Mr. Peacher this was because the children were being severely bullied for being ‘different’ and because of his work.
Did these problems amount to child abuse or were their children stolen because Mr. and Mrs. Peacher dared to suggest that they were vaccine damaged?
Reading through the reports the children did have problems mixing and had an array of ‘unmet needs’. The reports stated that the children both exhibited the following behaviors:
Poor attention spans, poor self control e.g. fidgeting, unsettled; presented as socially unboundaried e.g. over familiar, loud, ask inappropriate questions; struggling with poor peer relationships; invite or instigate aggression and bullying; and hit out and kick each other and their parents.
Child B has a confirmed learning difficulty and severe constipation leading to continual soiling throughout the day.
Child A has less learning difficulties than her brother although it is felt that she may plateau and then begin to struggle later on. She also has been reported to suffer from spina bifida, urinary tract infections and like Aaron suffers from severe constipation and incontinence.
In 2000 Lisa Blakemore-Brown an independent applied psychologist, who specialized in ADHD, Asperger Syndrome and related disorders, wrote the book ‘Reweaving the Autistic Tapestry’. Her research focused on early intensive system intervention, and the increasing professional recognition of the overlapping features of ADHD and Asperger Syndrome. Her book has had worldwide recognition and is a must have for any parents with children suffering from ADHD, Autism and related disorders.
In the chapter Blakemore-Brown entitled ‘Definitions, Descriptions and Disorders’ (4) she describes disorders that Mr. Peacher feels are very similar to those his children were reported to have been suffering from. After reading her book which describes disorders such as autism and ADHD he told me that it was like reading descriptions written about his own children. Strangely however, he informed me that neither of the two children had ever been formally assessed by an expert.
What is even stranger is that Mr. Peacher swears that his children’s problems only began after they received routine vaccinations. His description ties in with what Lisa Blakemore-Brown has been saying for 17 years. In fact it is her belief that it was her outspokenness that led to a ‘witch hunt’ orchestrated by the minions to drive her out.
In 2005 Daniel Foggo writing for the Telegraph (5) wrote;
A former government adviser who has controversially linked infant vaccines to autism in children claims she is the victim of a disciplinary action “witch-hunt”.
The child psychologist Lisa Blakemore-Brown believes that her outspokenness has made her enemies in the pharmaceutical business and in the Government.
Ms Blakemore-Brown, 57, has expounded the theory that diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis inoculations routinely given to babies at two months could be linked to autism and a range of allergies. She is facing disciplinary charges after being officially accused by the British Psychological Society of being potentially unfit to practice and of being paranoid.
Blakemore-Brown believes that thousands of parents worldwide lose their children when parents complain that their children’s autism/ADHD only began after routine vaccinations.
Blakemore-Brown is not alone in what she believes, another professional who believes that vaccines are causing vaccine induced illnesses including autism and ADHD and when parents complain they lose their children is Dr Rebecca Carley M.D. Carley has proved through a series of papers that autism is a non fatal version of SSPE (Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis). (6)
The myelin sheath is a fatty layer which insulates the nerves, just as does the plastic coating on an electrical cord. Demyelination is when the myelin breaks down causing interference with nerve conduction which leads to conditions like autism and ADHD. This was proven by scientists at UCLA. (8) What determines the resultant symptoms is the location and severity of the demyelination.
Carley documents that in the 10th edition of the book entitled Harrison’s Principals of Internal Medicine (9) it actually states that SSPE can be caused by the measles vaccination.
This is further evidenced by the fact that it has since been proven that professionals discussing the MMR vaccine during the ARVI meeting July 6th 1987 (10) (a meeting which Prof Meadow attended) actually referred to an SSPE like syndrome.
It is interesting that professionals were discussing SSPE in relation to the MMR vaccine especially as Dr Rebecca Carley M.D. has always firmly believed that SSPE is in fact non-fatal autism.
Dr Carley has documented that in the May 4, 2000 publication of the CDC (#99-6194) entitled “Vaccine Information Statements – What You Need to Know” on page 9 in the section “The Law (Recording Patient Information & Reporting Adverse Events) it states “A report under paragraph (1) regarding a vaccine shall include the time periods after the administration of such vaccine within which vaccine-related illnesses, disabilities, injuries, or…deaths occur, and the manufacturer and lot number of the vaccine.” The most important part of the scientific method is OBSERVATION; and observing you have a different child after a vaccine is administered has been transformed into a mental illness (MSBP) in the observer to cover up the epidemic of vaccine related disabilities and deaths. This is FRAUD of the highest order, leading to the breakup of families like the Peachers which causes further psychological trauma to the children & the parents.
Once a whisper of MSBP has been whispered all professionals then see the parents as child abusers and cannot think outside the MSBP box. Blakemore-Brown describes this as putting on the Munchausen’s lenses, which she says are put on by the ‘duped professional’ looking at a case involving a parent who is suspected of suffering from MSBP. She says:
“Once wearing the lenses (influenced by the phenomena) the duped professional is blinded to the truth and can’t see what is staring him in the face and what his training has taught him”
Charles Pragnell Dip. S.W. L.R.C.C Consultant / Director an independent social care management consultant with over thirty years of experience in working directly with children and young people as a social worker and as a senior manager of social services is of the same opinion.
Pragnell is also worried about the sudden over use of the MSBP diagnosis. He speaks of his concerns in his paper entitled ‘MUNCHAUSEN SYNROME BY PROXY – A MYTHICAL MALADY!’ (12)
He says that not only were Meadow’s original findings of questionable validity, but as far as is known, MSBP was never subjected to any trial period under clinical and scientific conditions by any national medical body in the United Kingdom prior to its introduction as a medical diagnosis, nor has there been any trial period under clinical and scientific testing conditions to monitor and review its implementation.
In another paper which I believe to be one of the most important papers ever written on the subject of false accusations of child abuse (13) Pragnell states:
Many parents in many places around the world have given personal testimony that following the administration of vaccines to their child, the child has become seriously ill within hours or days. Such illnesses have taken many forms but commonly they are febrile, listless, and some are reported to have experienced epileptic seizures.
Within days or a few short weeks, parents report that their child then takes on a totally different personality – they are distant, unable to make eye contact, they are constantly restless and hyperactive – “they have gone into their own little world” is an often stated assessment by the parents. The parent, quite naturally, becomes extremely anxious and fraught as they lose contact with their child. They want their child to be healthy and normal, as the child was in the first few weeks after birth. So what has happened they wonder?.
In the Britain, the parent will usually seek help and advice from the Health Visitor and perhaps their General Practitioner but this is when they are hit with the first of the `Double Whammies’.
The Health Visitor reports them to the Child Protection agencies as their child is “failing to thrive” and is not reaching its expected developmental milestones. They are seen as over-anxious and if they seek a second medical opinion, they are accused of `Doctor-shopping’.
Dr Viera Scheibner Phd and retired research scientist agrees and states the following in her paper entitled ‘Shaken Baby Syndrome – The Vaccination Link’ (14) She writes:
While the term MSBP may have some validity in describing this special form of child abuse in the documented cases of parents slowly poisoning their child or exposing it to unnecessary and often dangerous and invasive medical treatments, more recently it became a way for some doctors to camouflage the real observed side-effects of especially measles (M), measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) and measles-rubella (MR) vaccinations in the UK. Many thousands of British children (up to 15,000 in my considered opinion) developed signs of autism usually associated with bowel symptoms after being given the above vaccines in 1994.
Surely this evidence given by some of the top professionals in the world studying this subject is proof that Mr. and Mrs. Peacher are not child abusers but actually inexperienced parents trying to cope with undiagnosed and therefore untreated severely vaccine damaged children. What they required more than six years ago was not blame and ridicule because they were parents with learning difficulties but help and guidance to enable them to stay the family that they so desperately wanted to be.
However, like a growing number of cases around the world instead of the help and guidance that Mr. and Mrs. Peacher so desperately needed they were blamed and punished in the worst way possible. They have had their family torn apart, their children sent to live 200 km away from each other losing not only each other but their loving, caring parents as well. Is this what the government calls child protection or is it really a clever and devious way for the government to protect their own lies and corruption under the guise of child protection?