Skip to comments.Every Scottish child to have a state-appointed overseer: new bill
Posted on 06/10/2013 5:45:16 AM PDT by markomalley
The Scottish government is proposing a bill that would appoint a government supervisor to oversee every child in the country from birth onward.
Childrens Minister Aileen Campbell said that under the Children and Young People Bill, the responsibility for appointing a named person for each child from birth, will lie with local health boards. These persons, who will be social or health workers, will promote, support or safeguard the well-being of the child or young person.
There have been very few reservations about the bill raised in Scotlands devolved parliament at Holyrood.
The Iona Institute, a conservative think tank, noted that most of the MLAs have voiced only procedural concerns such as how social workers are going to oversee their new charges and how many children will be assigned per named person."
Conservative deputy leader Jackson Carlaw only suggested the measure is a very huge enterprise." How many named persons do you anticipate there will be? What will the turnover be in named persons? And how in practice does that really establish a bond of confidence on which people feel they can rely? he asked.
Aileen Campbell responded, It is important to realize that while there will be a named person for every child, not every child will need interaction with that named person.
The Schoolhouse Home Education Association has warned that the bill will open up a new totalitarian direction for Scottish society. The group called it propaganda designed to fool the sheeple."
The bill, they said, is not intended to protect the rights or safety of children. Rather, it is designed to establish universal citizen surveillance via parent licensing and early interference, effectively ensuring state oversight and ownership of all children in Scotland."
The agenda that drives the bill, they said, has been mooted many times before; indeed it has even been put into practice with catastrophic consequences.
Stuart Waiton, a lecturer in sociology and criminology at Abertay University in Dundee described the legislation as dystopian and warned that the potential for professional intervention into family life is growing." The recognition of the importance of privacy, of the authority of parents and the protection of this privacy and authority by society is declining fast, Waiton said. the bill is a sign of the increasing government pressure against the autonomous family, which he called a hugely important building block for British society."
It is noticeable that at the level of policy this idea has completely disappeared, he added. Today it is assumed parenting is simply too hard, children are simply too vulnerable and risks are simply too great to allow for this luxury called 'privacy'. This is why nobody is attacking this new bill in defence of privacy and the autonomous family, he said.
The bill says that its purpose is to fulfill the requirements of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
In Ireland, former MEP Dana Scallon has strongly warned that many measures are being put into place in the name of the UNCRC that trample on the rights of families and parents to raise their children. Last year, opposition to the proposed childrens rights law voiced precisely this concern as the law was set to subject children and families to state intervention and monitoring with the constant threat of removal.
The Yes side, with huge financial support from the government and the European Union, and an almost invisible opposition campaign, won by a vast majority.
There really are very few places left on this planet where we can escape tyranny. The world has become a frightening place.
Everybody gets their own private government monitor to spy on their activities for the rest of their life. Man, Orwell didn’t even see that one coming. Pretty scary.
They are born to Fascism.
I swear, I have to keep looking for the semi-satire tag in these news stories. Sadly, they aren’t to be found.
Pedophiles everywhere rejoice!
Time to buy more ammo. I’m increasingly getting the feeling I’m going to need it.
Funny. Kids used to have two of supervisors, and they were called "parents." Then the radical feminists decided kids only needed one supervisor. Now, that supervisor is a government bureaucrat.
Unfortunately I've been getting the same feeling. The radical left feels like it is so close to their dream of a Marxist totalitarian state that they can almost taste it, and now with the Obama scandals it might be slipping away. Like all animals, Marxist thugs are most dangerous when threatened.
Not surprising, but WOW.
America already is the New Soviet Union.
Scotland is playing catch-up, though.
The Scots have had these “overseers” of children forever already - they are called “parents” and “family”. But now the State (echoes of National Socialism and even International Socialism) takes over all aspects of child rearing and indoctrination.
This works so well in Cuba and North Korea. Even in the world of Islam, where in service to Allah, children may be talked into wearing bomb vests, and thinking they are doing a good thing.
On the plus side, it should significantly lower the unemployment rate...
Womb to the tomb...
Words fail me...
Today’s Scotland is a far, far cry from that of William Wallace.
It takes a village, eh ?
What in the world happened to “Scotland the Brave?”
Yes sah, pickin, it up here boss.......
“The bill, they said, is not intended to protect the rights or safety of children. Rather, it is designed to establish universal citizen surveillance via parent licensing and early interference, effectively ensuring state oversight and ownership of all children in Scotland.”
“Godparents” by legislation?
You always knew that if they ever got independence from England they’d become Cuba in kilts.