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 …

Review of home education guidance in Scotland

Having met with the Scottish Government several times over the past year to raise concerns about some local authorities’ misrepresentation and misapplication of both education legislation and overarching human rights and data protection laws, the Scottish Home Education Forum is Read More …

Scottish Home Education Forum demands action on council contempt

Representatives from the Scottish Home Education Forum met with three civil servants from the Scottish Government’s Learning Directorate and Children & Families (GIRFEC) Directorate on 8 August. The forum administrator had contacted the Learning Directorate in May to raise a 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 …