Public inquiry into GIRFEC human rights impact: parliamentary petition update

The Scottish Parliament’s Education & Skills Committee is due to reconsider petition PEO1692 for an independent public inquiry into the human rights impact of GIRFEC policy in the coming weeks. In order to inform the committee’s further deliberations, joint petitioners Read More …

Scottish government heaps blame on to ICO for GIRFEC data sharing shambles

The Scottish government has failed to address key concerns about the implementation of its getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) policy and allied named person scheme, joint petitioners have stated in a written submission to MSPs in support of their call for Read More …

Ever-decreasing circles

Published in the Scottish Review, 16 August 2017. Hyperlinks to sources have been added to aid independent research. A new, dedicated information-sharing bill has finally been introduced to parliament in a bid to remedy defective sections of the Children and Read More …

Wellbeing power cannot be construed as duty to share information

Lawyer Allan Norman dismisses the Local Government Act’s use as a gateway for routine sharing information on all children and young people. [The Supreme Court ruling of 28 July 2016 subsequently confirmed the illegality of such information processing.] He writes: There is equivalent legislation in Read More …