Under the Named Person scheme, every child is to be appointed a state guardian at birth to monitor their wellbeing up until the age of 18. All families will receive 11 compulsory visits to inspect their parenting skills before a child starts classes. Read entire article here and note the news of sinister tests – already being carried out in Scottish schools. I heard of one parent’s experience this morning.
If you are concerned about the Named Person Scheme, and/or about the storing of personal information about your family and home on a database, you can contact your MSP by checking the list here
I’m hearing of people in education who think there’s a place for the scheme, and some parents who have resolved to “keep my head down”; that is because they are accepting the principle that it is acceptable for the State to interfere in family life, and in the case of the parent, she is terrified of bringing herself to the attention of the authorities as a “rebel”. Yet, once the principle (that the State may interfere in family life) is admitted, there is just nowhere to go. Either parents have a right to raise their own children as they see fit, or the State has the right to raise the nation’s children as the State, through its various agencies, sees fit.
One commentator opines that the Scottish Government is now out of control. I agree. Do you?
But one thing puzzles me above all else – why are parents not taking to the streets over this issue?