GIRFEC is basically a shadow legal system operating behind the scenes. And schools and NHS have become the shadow courts by which children and families are harshly judged, not based on objective fact, but subjective opinion. It is disgusting. And I have no idea why or how GIRFEC and NP continue to operate out of control and to the ruin of children and their families.
Campaigners say the “lack of definitive guidance and failure to amend unlawful policies has permitted poor practice to continue” and left families at risk of “over-zealous” interference from the state.
Petitioner Alison Preuss told the MSPs last year: “The DFM’s intention to produce refreshed guidance and support for data controllers is not reassuring to families who have never been consulted as promised, and many remain subject to unwarranted interference.”
She also warned that the new guidance could be subject to further legal action if it does not comply with the Supreme Court’s ruling on data protection and human rights laws.
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