Judicial Review: Named Person scheme and associated data theft

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 …

Notice of Schoolhouse AGM 2014

This year’s Schoolhouse Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 29th November 2014 at Eighteen & Under, 1 Victoria Road, Dundee DD1 1EL, at 11.30am. The venue is in central Dundee  within easy walking distance of both the railway and bus stations. The Wellgate shopping centre car park is nearby and there is on street metered parking. [Get directions]  Please …

NO2NP roadshow visits Inverness

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 …

NO2NP campaign gathers momentum

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 …

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

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 …

Ireland’s shame: only the F word will do

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’ …

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

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 …

Named Persons in the firing line

Some of the attendees at the No2NP conference and campaign launch  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 …