Education & Skills Committee revisit GIRFEC petition

The Education and Skills Committee revisited our joint petition on 27 November 2019.  Excerpt from the Official Report: Getting It Right For Every Child Policy (Human Rights) (PE1692) The Convener: Agenda item 3 is consideration of PE1692 by Lesley Scott Read More …

The Z-Listers

By Alison Preuss, first published in the Scottish Review, 5 September 2018 Even before the ink was dry on the Children and Young People (Information Sharing) Scotland bill – introduced by John Swinney last June after his original state guardian Read More …

GIRFEC Named Person data collection and sharing: examples of unlawful guidance

These examples of unlawful data sharing policies (compiled in August 2017) were all rubber stamped  a year before the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 was passed and more than three years before its information sharing provisions (later struck Read More …

Never mind consent, just steal the data

According to the latest snippet of Scottish Government spin, the compulsory named person is a point of contact who parents will never need to approach if they choose not to. Lying by omission is still lying, of course. Parents don’t need to approach Read More …