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|Introduction||To: Mary Sue Hubbard Copies for info: Guardian WW May 8, 1981 Guardian US DG PR US Watchdog Committee CO Child Care Org AG PR CCO Doug Smith Subject: Child Care Org LA, Placing Scientology at risk Dear Mary Sue: I am writing to alert you about a situation at the Los Angeles Child Care Org that places Scientology and Scientologists at risk. I am writing to the highest echelons of our Church because this is, an on-going and recurring situation that has never been handled despite attempts in the past. It is a situation that demands perhaps a different approach and some rethinking and I hope that as a result of this letter, something will happen in this direction. Although I am reporting on a PT situation regarding the care of Sea Org children in Los Angeles, this particular situation is only an indicator of a far more serious and widespread situation|
|Interests||regarding staff children, that permeates our entire structure. On April 29 [name deleted] a friend of mine and an ASHO Sea Org member, currently on a maternity leave, was informed by the CEO receptionist that her son [name deleted] had Herpes. She asked me to drive to the CEO with her. When we arrived we were told he was in sick bay.|
|Favorite Movies||We went to the sick bay which had, I think, eight children in it. These children were all being mistreated. I do not mean medically, only, I mean mistreated in the sense of abused. I observed the following: Sick children were being diagnosed by the MO; as it turned out they were misdiagnosed by the MO. [The son] was forced to work while ill. He was supposed to be looking after the other sick children. The children were not being sent to a doctor — for reasons of FP [financial planning]. The space was filthy and inadequate. The sick children had no beds; they were lying on a concrete floor. There was no adult supervision of these ill children. Children suffering from different contagious diseases were all in the same space. The children were dirty and un-hygienic. We talked to the MO at length. [The son], it turned out, had complained of other symptoms (sore head, eyes and throat). The MO said he only had one sore in his mouth and was not sick. Apparently when he asked the MO if he could lie down, the MO said he was not sick and had to stay on post, looking after the other children. I also discovered that the MO had received no money from ASHO for the care of ASHO children and therefore there was no money to send the kids to the doctor. All he was doing was giving the children vitamins for their illnesses. The "sick bay" was an approximately 5 x 18 foot screened off porch area outdoors, with a concrete floor. One of the children, a three-year-old, was lying on a very thin kitchen mat, on the floor. Others were bare-foot on the concrete floor. The MO told us that if [mother] wanted her son to go to the doctor, she would have to go to ASHO and put in a PO. I told him|
|Favorite Music||that all the children who had not seen a doctor should do so, as he was not qualified to diagnose illness. At this point he became antagonistic and said they did not need a doctor and he did not want to discuss it further. I said to [mother] that the conditions in the sick bay were atrocious and if he [the Medical Officer] was not going to do anything about it, I was going to call the Board of Health.|
What would you name your ballet inspired by the sight of children leaping through a garden sprinkler?
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