Draggingtree Posted July 4, 2014 Share Posted July 4, 2014 Political Hat: The Third Parent Posted on July 3, 2014 by The Political Hat The Scottish parliament is considering a new law, the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act, that would mandate the state assign, fore each and every child, a “named person” to act as a super-guardian to insure that parents don’t raise their child contrary to the whims of the state. “This act – one of the most significant of the past decade – will mean the state appointment of a ‘named person’ for every child, from birth to the age of 18. These have been dubbed ‘state guardians’, which is not a bad description of their role. They are not practicing a particular profession or service, such as education or healthcare, but instead will have a general interest in the ‘wellbeing’ of their allotted child or children, as do parents or guardians. And not just in cases where a child is at risk, but in all cases, for all children.” The “named person” will follow reports about a child and constantly monitor the family, but will also proactively intervene to make sure that parents don’t interfere with how the state believes the children ought to be raised: I did not know that Melissa Harris Perry had any influence over the water’s Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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