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    New NO2NP roadshow dates announced

    Wednesday, 17th December 2014 | Events & Activities | Home Ed in the News | Law & Policy

    New roadshow dates have been announced for January and February 2015, when the NO2NP Campaign will be visiting Livingston, Greenock and Dunfermline.  

     

     

    Children ‘missing’ from what, exactly?

    Tuesday, 16th December 2014 | Home Ed in the News | Law & Policy | Media

    BBC Scotland reports emotively today on the alleged ‘Toll of kids missing from school’.   We are unreliably informed that:   “In some cases, children are marked as missing because they have moved house and failed to tell the school. Agencies say others disappear for more “sinister” reasons including abuse and forced marriage. In the past five years, 2,619 children aged three to 16 have gone missing.”   Well, forgive us for pointing out the obvious, but compulsory education age is defined by primary legislation and it doesn’t start at three! No matter how much pressure parents are put under to register their children at nurseries…

    A Named Parent for every professional?

    Tuesday, 2nd December 2014 | Home Ed in the News | Law & Policy | Media

    The Myles Bradbury case brings into sharp focus the inherent dangers of the universal Scottish Named Person scheme, which promotes professional power-over access to every child and facilitates the gathering and sharing of every child’s (and every associated adult’s) sensitive personal data among a large number of other professionals without informed consent. As was contended in the recent judicial review, this flies in the face of Article 8 of the ECHR and is in blatant breach of the ‘consent’ and ‘necessity’ tests in both the UK Data Protection Act and EU Directives. Since publishing some anonymised case studies to demonstrate the…

    Schoolhouse presentation: Inverness NO2NP roadshow

    Friday, 28th November 2014 | Events & Activities | Home Ed in the News | Law & Policy | Media | Schoolhouse

    The NO2NP youtube channel has now uploaded Alison Preuss’s presentation on behalf of Schoolhouse to the Inverness roadshow which took place on 1st October 2014. The transcript is available here.    

         

    Victims of GIRFEC data theft and SHANARRI tick box tyranny

    Thursday, 27th November 2014 | Home Ed in the News | Law & Policy | Research

    Schoolhouse remains deeply concerned by reports of harassment, bullying and ultra vires activities on the part of the new ‘SHANARRI Stasi’, which has been unleashed on the unsuspecting families of Scotland as a result of the Children and Young People Act. As we await the outcome of the judicial review just heard at the Court of Session, in which Aidan O’Neill QC reminded the government that “There is a responsibility in legislating. You can’t just put out any old rubbish”, we thought we would post a few anonymised case studies to demonstrate how things go very wrong for families when they…

    Beware of cuddly cuddies! Montrose NO2NP roadshow

    Thursday, 27th November 2014 | Events & Activities | Home Ed in the News | Law & Policy | Media

      Image credit: Montrose Review (related article here) Schoolhouse co-ordinator Alison Preuss was one of the speakers at the latest NO2NP roadshow, which attracted a lively audience to the Park Hotel in Montrose. Chaired by Michael Veitch from the Christian Institute, the audience also heard from Lesley Scott of the Tymes Trust which represents families of young ME sufferers.   Concerned members of the public took the opportunity to raise questions and concerns about lack of training for teachers, named person allocation for home educated children, data sharing without consent, consequences of ‘non-engagement’, and the potentially damaging effects of ‘labelling’ children from an early…

    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 [now available here]. 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…

    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…