The records of some ten million youngsters in England will be taken from GP surgery computers this spring to be part of the care.data project. Leaflets about the scheme contain no mention that children’s records will be ‘extracted’. It is only revealed in NHS guides for patients and GPs on the internet.
Data: The records of ten million youngsters in England will be taken from GP surgery computers this spring to be part of the care.data project, despite there being no mention of children's data in information leaflets Last night MPs and doctors said it was ‘highly irresponsible’ not to specify that children’s information would be uploaded.
Former Shadow Home Secretary David Davis said: ‘To do this to children’s data is a very serious abuse of the rights of the child and their parents.
'The first duty for protecting children is down to the parent, not the State.’
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2554959/Big-Brother-database-grab-childrens-health-records-parents-kept-dark.htmlIn Scotland the `named person` has the responsibility to collect children`s data from any record, including their medical records. All they need is a concern about the wellbeing of the child - which covers just about anything. Big Brother Watch discusses the issue:
Despite opposition from the public, church leaders, legal experts, MSPs and civil liberties groups, the Children and Young People Act was passed in Scotland. This new piece of legislation now means from birth until the age of 18, every child in Scotland will have a specific state-appointed ‘guardian’ to safeguard their interests and oversee their safety. Initially, this person is likely to be a health visitor or midwife, with the role latterly being taken over by a school teacher who will have a "duty" and responsibility to act as the child’s guardian. Not only that, but to allow these ‘guardians’ will have legal authority to access information from the police, council, NHS, amongst others.