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    Posts Tagged ‘petition’

    Beware of Named Puppets bearing GIRFEC ‘gifts’

    Sunday, 2nd February 2014 | Home Ed in the News, Schoolhouse

    Our petition continues to attract support and comments from individuals who have been badly affected by the implementation of GIRFEC, despite the fact that no enabling legislation has yet been passed and is, in any case, likely to be subject to legal challenge.  Named Persons and other professionals acting unlawfully may try to argue that they are “just following orders”, but we’ve heard that one before; besides, ignorance of the law is never an excuse. The Scottish Government has told us it doesn’t think much of anecdotal evidence, clearly preferring the policy based variety, prepared to order, that has allowed it…

    Home education under attack in the Netherlands

    Tuesday, 24th September 2013 | Home Ed in the News, Law & Policy, Media, Schoolhouse

      Graham and Rippy Dusseldorp   The Netherlands is the latest European nation to mount an assault on home education and family freedom to opt out of the state schooling system without a shred of evidence to support the contention that it is any less efficient or successful than schooling.   Leiden home learners are asking for assistance from the international home education community to focus attention on this unwarranted attack and resist moves by State Secretary of Education, Mr. Sander Dekker, to ban home education in the Netherlands.   To voice your support for fellow Dutch home educators, please sign this petition if you are a member…

    There’s no V (for vulnerable) in GIRFEC

    Wednesday, 5th June 2013 | Home Ed in the News, Law & Policy, Schoolhouse

    Thank you to everyone who has supported our petition which has now gathered 1165 signatures over the past month from those who do not believe the Scottish Parliament has the right, or legislative competence, to introduce what amounts to a national identity register via a Trojan horse Bill cleverly disguised in child protection clothing.   The mainstream and social media have been picking up on those aspects of the Children and Young People Bill that we have highlighted as being in breach of Article 8, the UK Data Protection Act and a specific EU Data Protection Directive, the unilateral departure from…

    Schoolhouse petition to reject GIRFEC surveillance and a named person for every child in Scotland

    Saturday, 4th May 2013 | Home Ed in the News, Law & Policy, Media, Schoolhouse

    Further to the concerns outlined in our previous article and an unprecedented level of interest in the far-reaching implications of key proposals within the Children and Young People Bill, Schoolhouse has created an online petition via the Change.org website in which it calls upon every Member of the Scottish Parliament to ‘get it right’ and reject GIRFEC surveillance and a named person for every child in Scotland.   Quote: “The Children and Young People Bill is a Trojan horse piece of legislation which seeks to undermine parents, abolish the right to family privacy and confidentiality, including medical confidentiality, since all records are to be…