Schoolhouse at Greenock NO2NP roadshow

            The NO2NP roadshow made a return visit to Greenock on 18 January, where a sizeable and enthusiastic audience was updated on the progress of the campaign, including the upcoming Supreme Court hearing in London. Chaired by Nigel Kenny (who doubled as the official photographer), the evening’s speakers (pictured above) were Gordon McDonald from CARE …

NO2NP roadshow visits Ayr/Prestwick

The NO2NP roadshow stopped off in Ayrshire on Tuesday 8 December, attracting a capacity audience to the Carlton Hotel in Prestwick. Nigel Kenny officiated on behalf of NO2NP, updating attendees on the legal challenge and ongoing campaign activities across the country, before introducing speakers Lesley Scott of of the Tymes Trust and Alison Preuss of Schoolhouse, whose presentation is transcribed below.   Schoolhouse presentation …

Glasgow NO2NP Roadshow

NO2NP held its latest roadshow at the Couper Institute in Glasgow on Monday 14 September, which was chaired by Dr Stuart Waiton of Abertay University and addressed by community paediatrician Dr Jenny Cunningham, Lesley Scott of the TYMES Trust, Nigel Kenny of the Christian Institute and Schoolhouse co-ordinator Alison Preuss. The event, the third to be held in Glasgow, attracted a …

Critical masses say no to Snooperati

GIRFEC: Getting Information Recorded For Every Child (and the whole family tree!) The Schoolhouse petition (which was set up purely as an awareness raising tool when it became clear that parents and professionals were being misled into believing that GIRFEC was about protecting vulnerable children rather than a mass data stealing exercise) has now passed the 6000 signature mark, and supporters …

Dingwall NO2NP roadshow

The NO2NP roadshow visited Dingwall on 4th March, where a capacity audience (bigger than the Beatles!) heard from Michael Veitch of the Christian Institute, Lesley Scott of the Tymes Trust and Alison Preuss from Schoolhouse. Some challenging questions and interesting comments were raised from the floor, perhaps the most surprising among them being that many parents had had no idea about the …

A Named Parent for every professional?

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 …

Beware of cuddly cuddies! Montrose NO2NP roadshow

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 …