Monday, 10 June 2013

Big McBrother is watching your children

Scotland will soon be appointing a "named person" - who will often be a social worker - for every child and young person from birth onwards, or sometimes even before birth. So parents had better not join the Scottish Defence League or, like their English counterparts, their families might be broken up by the courts -

"In most cases, the Named Person will not have to do anything more than they normally do in the course of their day-to-day work. The major difference will be that they use the National Practice Model as a starting point for recording both routine information about a child or young person and for when they have particular concerns. Most children and young people get all the help and support they need from their families, from teachers and health practitioners, and from their wider communities. But some may need extra help."

Scottish children will be expected to grow up in an approved, standardised way called "Getting it right" -

"When the child or young person’s needs are clear they can be summarised using the wellbeing indicators to develop a plan for action....[these] identify priorities, describe what needs to change to improve the child or young person’s wellbeing and identify the expected outcomes.....[the scheme] promotes an integrated and co-ordinated approach to multi-agency planning. It looks to practitioners to work in accordance with legislation and guidance but also expects agencies to think beyond their immediate remit."

Where parents are permitted to keep their children they are expected to be perfect, and children are encouraged to report their shortcomings to the authorities -

"The wellbeing indicators can also be used to structure recording of a specific concern that may be raised with or by practitioners that may need further assessment or action, for example, not doing as well in school as expected.... missing appointments for health checks.....a parent may be misusing drugs or alcohol.... children and young people themselves may have concerns that they bring to the attention of practitioners."

Your children are now the property of the state.


  1. From womb too drying-out clinic.

  2. quis custodiat custodes ipsos?

    If everyone were to meet the approved standards, these overseers would have no justification for their appointment.

    In order to prove that they are necessary, they must be seen to have intervened and acted on the powers given to them; it is therefore pre-ordained that some families will - not 'may' - need 'extra help'.

    Am I being unduly cynical in wondering whether this might lead to a conflict of interest?


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