There is a public meeting to be held on 6th April 2004 at the London School of Economics: Tracking children: a road to danger in the Children Bill?
We have our own worries about the massive database system which seems to be planned under the Children Bill, especially with wording like:
"7) Regulations under subsection (3) may also provide that anything which must or may be done under the regulations must or may be done notwithstanding any rule of common law which prohibits or restricts the disclosure of information."
"This half-day public meeting will assess the Children Bill's attempt to develop a computerised database on all children ? to ?track? them through life
Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Aldwych, WC2
2.00 - 5.00 p.m. 6th April 2004
Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MP, Minister for Children
Terri Dowty, Action on Rights for Children
Jay Sweeney, Campaigner for Children?s Rights
Dr Peter Reder, child psychiatrist - an expert on child abuse deaths and how professionals fail to identify the risk to children.
Professor Brian Sheldon, Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Social Services, University of Exeter, an expert on what services are effective in helping families.
Representative from Race Equality Unit (invited)
Representative of Association of Directors of Social Services (invited)
Chair: Eileen Munro LSE - expert on risk management in child protection
A draft programme for the meeting will be posted here shortly.
Entrance is free but please let us know if you wish to come to the meeting
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