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    NO2NP November Roadshows: Perth & Montrose

    Wednesday, 5th November 2014 | Events & Activities | Home Ed in the News | Law & Policy

    No2np roadshowsDon’t miss these upcoming NO2NP roadshows in Perth and Montrose!


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    Judicial Review: Named Person scheme and associated data theft

    Wednesday, 5th November 2014 | Home Ed in the News | Law & Policy

    In advance of the Judicial Review which is to commence later this month, we are grateful to our colleague Tristram Llewellyn-Jones from the Isle of Man for circulating this excellent position paper focusing on the non-consensual universal data gathering and sharing on which GIRFEC and the compulsory Named Person scheme rely.   Named Person Judicial Review – T C Llewellyn Jones [pdf]   One commenter has described the paper as “a very clear explanation of the motivations behind introducing the Named Person into Scotland and the inevitable inequitable, prejudiced and targeted use of the powers over individual families and children.” Let’s hope the Court…

    NO2NP roadshow visits Inverness

    Saturday, 4th October 2014 | Events & Activities | Home Ed in the News | Law & Policy | Media | Schoolhouse

    Schoolhouse was pleased to take part in the NO2NP Inverness roadshow on 1st October, which attracted a lively audience concerned about the implications of the Children and Young People Act for every family in Scotland.   The event was filmed and we will add a link as soon as the video is available. Meanwhile, here is a transcript of the Schoolhouse co-ordinator’s presentation with links for reference.     Schoolhouse presentation, Inverness NO2NP roadshow   Home educators tend to have highly sensitive ‘early identification’ antennae to detect threats to our existence because we are a bit of a misunderstood and misrepresented minority. We’ve been variously accused…

    NO2NP campaign gathers momentum

    Saturday, 2nd August 2014 | Events & Activities | Home Ed in the News | Law & Policy | Media

    The No2NP campaign is gathering momentum and a number of videos have been released highlighting the concerns of various individuals and organisations regarding the implementation of the compulsory named person / state guardian scheme and allied universal data gathering and sharing without consent.   Schoolhouse’s spokesperson describes the approach of the “state steamroller” from the home educators’ perspective:     Meanwhile we are preparing to take part in a series of NO2NP roadshows in Dundee, Stirling, Glasgow and Inverness where parents will be able to hear about the implications for every family of GIRFEC (Getting Information Recorded For Every Citizen),  SHANARRI , wellbeing wheels and…

    Who’s going to fix it when they ‘get it wrong’ for our child?

    Saturday, 2nd August 2014 | Events & Activities | Home Ed in the News | Law & Policy | Media

    As we reported in our recent article, GIRFEC, data mining, consent and the Named Person: who’s misleading whom?, the  legal challenge to the anti-family Part 4 of the Children & Young People (Scotland) Act has now been officially launched. A small crowd of supporters was in attendance on 9th July, along with an impressive media turn out, as the legal papers were hand delivered to the Court of Session in Edinburgh. Several tourists asked what was going on and were shocked to be told about the nature of the legislation. Even a gaggle of law lords en route to their…

    Ireland’s shame: only the F word will do

    Saturday, 2nd August 2014 | Home Ed in the News | Law & Policy | Media

    When the Irish state imprisons a parent for exercising a right enshrined in her country’s constitution – to educate her children outside the school system – only the F word will suffice to sum up the injustice.   But it’s not only naturally freethinking home educators who have noticed the creeping fascism, cleverly disguised as ‘safeguarding’ or ‘protection’, which is infecting the so called ‘free’ world. Our anti-GIRFEC petition has attracted over 4000 signatures from a cross section of concerned others, who have realised that they have been deliberately misled by politicians and those with a vested interest in maintaning a…

    GIRFEC, data mining, consent and the Named Person: who’s misleading whom?

    Thursday, 10th July 2014 | Events & Activities | Home Ed in the News | Law & Policy | Media | Schoolhouse

      Image credit: No2NP A range of media coverage of yesterday’s launch of the judicial review of the Named Person and data mining provisions within the Children & Young People (Scotland) Act can now be found on the NO2NP Facebook page.   Just as the legal papers were being lodged by the Christian Institute at the Court of Session,  we were somewhat bemused to hear an oft repeated, but unsubstantiated, assertion by Bill Alexander of Highland Council that GIRFEC had been a resounding success there. Moreover, he sought to assure every reader and listener of every news media outlet he could muster that no complaints had…

    Named Persons in the firing line

    Saturday, 21st June 2014 | Home Ed in the News | Law & Policy | Media | Schoolhouse

      Some of the attendees at the No2NP conference and campaign launch Image credit: No2NP We must apologise for the belatedness of this update, but we do have several compelling excuses! We have been fielding a record number of enquiries from home educating parents and those considering the option due entirely to anxieties about GIRFEC, Named Persons and the legalised data theft incorporated in the Children & Young People (Scotland) Act which was recently rushed through the Scottish Parliament before MSPS had the chance (or wit) to wake up to its implications. Despite not coming into force  until 2016 (and not at all if…

    Schoolhouse response to Northern Ireland Elective Home Education consultation

    Monday, 2nd June 2014 | Home Ed in the News | Law & Policy | Schoolhouse

    Home educating families in Northern Ireland are being threatened with the implementation of a draconian new Elective Home Education policy which is currently the subject of public consultation.   In an oppressive move to undermine the rights and freedoms of home educating families, the ultra vires proposals contained within the Boards’ draft policy include:   state entry into family homes without suspicion of wrongdoing powers to question children delays over deregistration from school the requirement of parental ‘permission’ to home educate control over the form and content of the education provided   Schoolhouse has today submitted the following  response to all five Education & Library Boards, ticking every ‘disagree’ box and setting…

    Shovelling fog

    Saturday, 17th May 2014 | Home Ed in the News | Law & Policy | Media | Schoolhouse

    Members of the FOG campaign are to be congratulated on their tenacity in seeking to pin down the named politicians fronting the all-out assault on families by the Scottish Government and its cheerleading allies, all of whom stand to gain from the forced implementation of GIRFEC (Getting Information Recorded For Every Citizen).  Introduced in Highland as a  ‘pilot’ without statutory basis, it was unquestioningly adopted and zealously implemented by obedient servants (of the state, not the public) in a comprehensive exercise to ensure that virtually every child could be deemed ‘at risk of not meeting his or her wellbeing outcomes’ as…