PE1692: Inquiry into the human rights impact of GIRFEC policy and data processing
Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to initiate an independent public inquiry into the impact on human rights of the routine gathering and sharing of citizens’ personal information on which its Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) policy relies.
Petitioner: Lesley Scott and Alison Preuss on behalf of Tymes Trust and Scottish Home Education Forum
Status: Under consideration
Date published: 02 May 2018
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This petition has been referred to the Education, Children and Young People Committee.
Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee Consideration
28 June 2018: The Public Petitions Committee took evidence from Lesley Scott, Tymes Trust Scottish Officer and Alison Preuss, Scottish Home Education Forum. The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and the Information Commissioner's Office.
Official Report of Meeting 28 June 2018
8 November 2018: The Public Petitions Committee agreed to refer the petition to the Education and Skills Committee for consideration of the data protection issues raised in the petition to be included when that Committee resumes its scrutiny of the Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill.
Official Report of Meeting 8 November 2018
Read any written submissions received by the Public Petitions Committee before May 2021 on our old site
Education and Skills Committee Consideration
29 May 2019: The Education and Skills Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and to the Information Commissioner.
Official Report of Meeting 29 May 2019
27 November 2019: The Education and Skills Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and other public bodies.
Official Report of Meeting 27 November 2019
11 November 2020: The Education and Skills Committee agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills for an update.
Official Report of Meeting 11 November 2020
Read any written submissions received by the Education and Skills Committee before May 2021 on our old site
Education Children and Young People Committee Consideration
26 October 2022: The Committee considered the petition and at that meeting and agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the basis that the Committee does not support the petition’s aim, as it does not agree that a public inquiry into the issues the petition raises is required.
PE1692 E: Letter from Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills 6 May 2022 (108KB, pdf) posted 22 July 2022
PE1692 F: Petitioner Submission 13 September 2022 (94KB, pdf) posted 06 October 2022
PE 1692 Convener to Petitioner 4 November 2022 (130KB, pdf) posted 29 November 2022