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Allan Norman of Celtic Knot: submission to GIRFEC named person consultation (2013)

Home educators were among the first to identify the threats to parents’ and children’s human rights posed by the Scottish Government’s GIRFEC / Named Person scheme (a clone of the failed English ECM / ContactPoint which had been initiated by the New Labour Westminster government).

In 2013, the Scottish home education charity Schoolhouse commissioned lawyer and social […]

By |August 16th, 2016|Articles, Civil Liberties, Education, Family, Law, Politics|0 Comments

Minorities Report from Melrose

The NO2NP roadshow visited Melrose on Monday 11 April, where we were especially delighted to see a contingent of local home educating parents concerned about the impact of the named person data mining scheme on their families. The evening’s speakers included Nigel Kenny, Gordon McDonald , Prof John Raven and Alison Preuss, whose (long version) presentation […]

By |April 19th, 2016|Articles, Civil Liberties, Family, Law, Politics|0 Comments

The GIRF-X Factor: Rage Against the Named Person

A full programme of NO2NP roadshows is scheduled for April, starting with St Andrews on 4th and Haddington on 5th. Alison from our Scottish Home Ed Forum will be speaking at them all and shares on the HEF Community Blog the first of her presentations, with links, drawing on her experience as an erstwhile member of the John Otway tribute […]

By |April 4th, 2016|Civil Liberties, Law, Politics, Uncategorized|0 Comments

GIRFEC Cluedo upsets happy families  

Last December it was widely reported that the Scottish Government was bankrolling the Hopscotch children’s theatre company to tour schools promoting its own selective version of the UNCRC which had been re-interpreted to downplay parental responsibility and had completely airbrushed out children’s Article 16 right to privacy.

We can now reveal that the Scottish Government has also hijacked […]

By |March 31st, 2016|Articles, Civil Liberties, Family, Law, Politics|0 Comments

Full house for NO2NP Aberdeen roadshow

Prof David Anderson shares the results of his almost wholly redacted subject access request with the NO2NP audience in Aberdeen

The NO2NP roadshow revisited Aberdeen on Monday 29 February and packed out the venue at Skene House with audience members ranging from one month of age to retirees. Chaired by roadshow co-ordinator Nigel Kenny, the evening’s […]

By |March 1st, 2016|Civil Liberties, Family, Law, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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, the evening’s speakers (pictured above) were Gordon McDonald from CARE Scotland, Lesley Scott from the Tymes […]

By |February 1st, 2016|Civil Liberties, Family|0 Comments

All about the data, but don’t tell Joe Public

The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) is an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which defines UK law on the processing of data on identifiable living people. It is the main piece of legislation that governs the protection of personal data in the UK. Although the Act itself […]

By |November 29th, 2015|Civil Liberties, Law|0 Comments

When the law is an ass, kick it !

Image: Jackie and Hazel at the Hostel Mostel in Sofia

In our previous article, When Jon met Jackie, we promised an update on the outcome of Jackie Turner’s court case following her prosecution, along with Hazel’s dad Max, for daring to decide, as mere parents, on the best interests of their own child for three weeks […]

By |November 21st, 2015|Articles, Education, Law|0 Comments

Brave New Single Silo Scotland

Since the public has been kept in the dark and deliberately misled by the Scottish Government as to the agenda behind its Children and Young People Act, many parents remain oblivious to the shift in the relationship between family and state, which will hit them right between the eyes in August 2016 when state imposed snoopers are granted lawful […]

By |November 12th, 2015|Articles, Civil Liberties, Family, Law|0 Comments

Rainbow worship and talking through colons

Image: Early Years Collaborative 

The SHANARRI worshipping bash of the year was held in Glasgow last week in the form of Children in Scotland’s annual conference 2015 with a traditionally colonic title, Gamechangers: Transforming our children’s sector.

It’s no wonder George, Zippy and Bungle were so excited as they made their way out of the sock drawer to help their ‘Named […]

By |November 8th, 2015|Articles, Family, Law, Politics|0 Comments