Scotland is to assign a ‘named person’ to every single child under the age of 18. These named persons will effectively build a character profile of the child and it’s family life from birth till young adult. Sound like a mad conspiracy theory to you ? Unfortunately not, its happening as from August 2016.
The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act comes into force in August but is already being trialled across Scotland. If it is seen as a success, inevitably there will be those who will argue for it to be introduced south of the border.
For children under five, this so-called Named Person will be their health visitor; for older children the most likely candidate is their head teacher. These Named Persons are just like the one in the scenario above.
Intelligence-gatherers, imposed on each and every family by the State, they are able to mould perceptions — often in secret — of the families allotted to them.
There is no right of appeal against their findings — indeed, no automatic right to know what those findings are — and no way to prevent their judgments spreading out into the state bureaucracy via a soon-to-be-created mass database.
The article from the Daily Mail continues further in the report to state:
Among others, doctors and dentists will be compelled to surrender information on youngsters in a move that tears down the concept of patient confidentiality.
Taxi drivers, too, if they are employed on council contracts to transport children, will be compelled to relate anything ‘of interest’.
The training officer for Scottish Borders Child Protection Committee has already warned cabbies contracted by the council to transport children around the rural area that they must relay relevant information gleaned from their young passengers.
‘You’ve got to tell us because it’s a legal duty,’ says training officer Jim Terras.
Effectively this will take all responsibility that parents have for their Children and place it primarily in the hands of the State, if your ‘life style’ does not align itself with what the state identifies as acceptable your Children will be at risk.
Sources: Daily Mail