In Scotland the State will be undermining the right of parents to protect their children and even to be informed that their child is in a situation that is dangerous, detrimental or even illegal. The Scottish Government has issued guidelines – Conduct of Relationship, Sexual Health and Parenthood Education in Schools – which encourages teachers to speak to a child’s ‘named person’ about any wellbeing concerns.
The progressive SNP have introduced a Named Person Scheme whereby every child in Scotland will have a State appointed official to act as guardian and monitor their wellbeing. The guidelines bypass parents and say that staff should discuss any concerns they have with the young person and ensure they have access to confidential young people friendly services; and if it is judged there is a risk to the child’s wellbeing, staff should inform the child’s Named Person. Read the rest of this entry »