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Scottish Government Accused of Undermining Role of Parents

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Roy S, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. Roy S

    Roy S former DC ME/CFS lobbyist

    Illinois, USA
    "Scottish Government Accused of Undermining Role of Parents"
    The Telegraph June 19, 2000
    "The Scottish Government has been accused of setting out to "fundamentally undermine" the role of Scotland’s parents by appointing a state guardian for every child under 18."
    "Lesley Scott, who represents the Tymes Trust, a charity supporting families with children suffering from ME, said the plan was "empowering state employees to police the happiness of Scotland’s children, according to state definitions of what that should be"."

    thanks to Jane Colby for tweeting this
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  2. A.B.

    A.B. Senior Member

    Seems like some people are deluded and think they can fix or prevent all sorts of problems they believe are caused or maintained by poor parenting (which would include illnesses such as ME/CFS).
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  3. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow Revolting Peasant

  4. snowathlete


    I've been following this for some time now. I am very much against it. Every child, not just those deemed to be at particular need (which can be challenged if necessary) will have a state chosen person involved in their lives and the decisions that affect their lives. I see this as state interference, and entirely against parental rights - and the child's rights; a normal, private family life.

    It is a major change which does away with parental autonomy and creates an issue over who the child belongs to. I do not believe children should be owned by the state, with the exception of where the child is without family or in neglect. And the govt do an awful job as it is with these children it is already responsible for.

    This will not stop in Scotland either. If it is rolled out there then I am certain it will be adopted in the rest of the UK; it's just a matter of time.

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