The Schools Bill is an attack on the fundamental right to private and family life.
The Government wants to know where every child is at all times. The Department for Education has already begun tracking school attendance on named children at national level in real-time. While starting with a trial, that will mean real-time tracking for over 8 million children by a government department not responsibel for interventions at individual level. The why of this is not yet clear.
Now the Schools Bill expands on the data powers for Local Authorities and the Secretary of State to demand even more parents hand over an unrestricted amount or kinds of personal confidential data for children who are educated part of the time outside mainstream schools in Alternative Provsion, other settings, are home educated, or are otherwise unable to attend or not in school.
And they want those powers to expand without any oversight or scrutiny from Parliament.
Private and family life means protection from unnecessary intrusions from the State – it’s literally none of their business.
Email your MP today and tell them to stand up for children and family rights and stop the Government’s latest attempt to snoop on our lives at massive scale.
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