HSLDA has a report about it too:http://www.cathinfo.com/catholic.php/Government-Agent-For-Every-Child-UKhttp://www.hslda.org/hs/international/Scotland/201307230.asp
Here is the recommended email to contact Parliament:
Stand with Scottish homeschoolers;
Email the Scottish Parliament
Please take a few minutes to contact the Education and Culture Committee and express your concerns about the bill’s provisions that will assign a social worker to monitor every child in Scotland. Please use the template below or send a message in your own words. All written evidence against the bill must be submitted by Friday, July 26.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Members of the Education and Culture Committee:
1. I am writing to express my strong opposition to Part IV, the “Provision of Named Persons,” of the Children and Young People Bill. This bill proposes a massive invasion of every family and transfers the authority and the rights of parents to government monitors. Parents are the ones who act in the best interests of their children. Please reject all measures contained in the Children and Young People Bill that directly oppose the rights of parents protected in international law. Specifically,
a. The “named person” should be an opt in/opt out service, not mandatory.
b. Personal data should never be gathered or shared without consent, as it breaches both the UK Data Protection Act and Article 8 of the ECHR. There must be a child protection concern to necessitate sharing this data, not merely a “wellbeing” concern which falls short of the data protection sharing threshold.
c. The proposals will result in many families actively avoiding contact with services.
d. There is a need for legal redress to be available against any professional who “gets it wrong” for a child.
2. It is my understanding from the Schoolhouse Home Education Association that officials are already implementing policy related to the named person provision, resulting in a number families in Scotland experiencing issues related to this bill. Families have been hounded by professionals who refuse to go away, interfere into family life without legitimate reasons, and seek to mislead families about their parenting choices. Parents’ rights will continue to be damaged if the bill is passed and fully implemented.
3. Please act to protect the fundamental human right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children and reject the Children and Young People Bill.
4. Ultimately this bill appears to be motivated by a philosophy that is at odds with those that undergird a free society. Specifically, the notions that government should be limited and only intervene when necessary or provided for under objective standards, that a free people are competent to raise their own children without interference or uninvited “help” from government bureaucrats, that information about children should be protected and only shared when written consent is given by parents or legal guardians. And finally, that in a free society the rights of families and the irreplaceable relationship between parents and children must be protected and respected. The proposed Scottish legislation turns the notion that parents are responsible for their children on its head and basically says that parents can't be trusted-only government can.
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