Thursday, 2 August 2007

Email from No2ID

"THEY'RE COMING FOR YOUR KIDS

In the rush of announcements and over 40 written statements put out in the final days of the Parliamentary session, you may not have noticed that the government has given the final go-ahead for ContactPoint - the database formerly known as the Children's IS Index.

Like the National Identity Register - the linked databases at the heart of the ID cards scheme - ContactPoint will contain significant amounts of personal information ON EVERY CHILD IN THE UK. Over 300,000 people will have access to the system, which is intended to be up and running by next year. We understand that the details of celebrities' and public figures' children may be kept hidden, a two-tier privacy policy that demonstrates the very real security risks such a system introduces.

Each child will be given an ID number, and their record will contain details about their parents, doctor, health visitor, midwife and/or school nurse, school and/or college, services they have accessed - specifically flagging up vulnerable children who have accessed "sensitive services", e.g. to do with sexual or mental health - and a link to a new social services assessment, the eCAF*. Far from reducing risks to children, child protection specialists have expressed alarm that practitioners will be so overwhelmed with low-level data about all 11 million children in the country that those at risk of harm will in fact be less likely to be noticed.

Did you know that from 2008 the government will be monitoring YOUR child from birth? Plenty of questions remain unanswered: why put every child in the country on a database that less than half will ever need? Why spend all this money rather than investing in much-needed children's services? Why should a politician's children get greater protection than your son/daughter/nephew/granddaughter?

Tell your family and friends. Wake people up now. Write to your MP and your local paper's letters page. The ID scheme may be slipping, but the government's surveillance and data-sharing agenda is gathering pace. And first they're coming for your kids."

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How to waste taxpayers money.
Heads of schools are responsible for updating this record EVERY TERM. Stuff can be added but it will be difficult for parents to access or change what has been written about them. It could say "Learning Difficulties" even though the parents are fighting for an Autism diagnosis, which is elusive due to poor funding. The record could say "Mother is a mouthy cow" and that would merely be a self righteous social worker's take on Mother's distress. Your neighbour could contact social services and say that you are a perv. It would go on your record and you would never know why all the teachers at school look at you funny....

17 comments:

electro-kevin said...

This is really dreadful but what Peter Hitchens has been banging on about for years and has been called a nutter for his trouble. The new passports will entail fingerprinting and DNA recordings - get yours renewed as soon as possible before these requirements become mandatory.

What is the point of all this ?

Well it's not for our benefit that's for sure. These people are power crazed and this is clearly the embryonic stage of an emerging dictatorship.

Lilith said...

It is madness E-K. Utter madness and utterly intrusive.

Scroblene said...

Lilith, this is very disturbing.

Also, we will alway have the likes of Langham and co in the jobs where the data is being processed, whether we like it or not.

The odds of all this info on kids getting on the internet are high, as the sort of people who want it will bribe, pay, do anything to ensure that it becomes an underground market.

When I recall your super pic of your Daught in her cot, you wonder whether you ever want to publish any info on your own kids again, having read this!


And to think that the sanctimonious politicos will expect to be exempt is beyound belief - they are the most corrupt and devious crowd in the UK anyway.

Well done that Gal - can of worms well opened!

Lilith said...

Yes Scroblene, its all the paedophile-identity-thieving-low paid "public servants" that have access to this information that bother me. There are some very wealthy Nonces out there prepared to pay a years wages or more for some of this info. Its a fucking candy box for them. It is also a very IT savy world for paedophile networks, and Government databases are infamous for their insecurity. Quite apart from the invasion of our privacy. I hope my girl will get away with not being up loaded.

I have a theory about Chris Langham, constructed from the media snippets we have been fed. He's a gifted man, and a damaged man. His sexuality was awakened by abuse. This has led him to associate children with arousal. For most of his life he counteracted his desire, knowing it to be abominable and a result of his own abuse. Success made him cocky, however, gave him an overblown self image that made him think he was "special" and was then able to justify to himself the downloading of child abuse images for gratification. As for the poor girl he used, again that was his vanity. He couldn't resist her fixation/infatuation with him. Instead of telling her he was old enough to be her grandad and run home to mummy he lapped it up, encouraged it, told himself he was "helpiing" her, whilst all the while feeding his overweening "special" ego. I was disgusted by his patronisinig contempt of her, when it is clear he encouraged her relationship with him for at least five years.

fuchsia groan said...

I am so glad my boys are above the age to escape this new piece of social engineering. If I were a parent of school age kids, I would refuse to allow this. If everyone did the same the system would become unworkable. People need to wake up.
Also, re Chris Langham. Spot on. How astute you are Lilith. And thank you for allowing non-bloggers to comment on your blog. I will get around to getting one of my own someday.

Lilith said...

I intend to notify my daughter's school that I do not give them my permission to supply this data to the Government. We will see how I get on. I have already asked my GP not to upload me onto the central NHS database and he has confirmed he will not.

Lilith said...

You are very welcome Ms Groan!

Newmania said...

Your blog is getting really exciting Lilith , this has been in the air for a while hasn`t it. It shows what Brown really is that he is about to rubber stampo the ID card legislation.

YOu comment on Langham is interesting too. What fabulous company you must be ( and sex on a stick to look at which doesn`t hurt)

Ooops thats a bit gushing isn`t it . I `ll have to watch that

Scroblene said...

Lilith,

You've done it again!

Thank you for developing the Langham string - I was using it merely because he is the most recent to be in the news, and he probably isn't a member of the real foul undercurrent of abusers; that I'm sure of!

However, your answer (to my bit)says it all, and I think you will find that this will run and run.

Still on topic, because of another reply to your post - it's good to see Fuchsia Groan back on stream isn't it!

Been a long while...

Boyfriend said...

Newmania - watch it (tho' you are spot on on all counts ;+> ).

Mermaid of Moorgate said...

Hello Lilith, good blog. The government's arrogance is utter lunacy - I agree with you and your commenter Scroblene. It's disgraceful that any old random can get access to data on children. As a stalker, I confine my activities solely to men over the age of 30. But in the wrong hands, this data could be very dangerous.

Lilith said...

Quite so MM, welcome, and quite so...To be really worth stalking a man must be over 30...the ones under 30 take too long educate. Hopefully they have come some distance by the age of 30 and its not like re-inventing the wheel. I particularly like stalking men over 30 who make me laugh....

Scroblene said...

Lilith;

ha ha haaaaahhhh;

D'ya know the one about the...bugger...forgot...

Webley-Bullock said...

Lilith,

There's a huge game on The Aunt at the moment!

Please come over and call the next stop, before Mannerings turns orf the power for the night!

Sweetheart!

Doris xxx

electro-kevin said...

Lilith.

You are adorable.

I don't care how big your boy friend is.

(Well ... I suppose I do - a bit)

Boyfriend said...

A bit? Be very careful EK. Pic to follow, Lilith says, of me in my Hamas days ...

Barnsley Bill said...

They are doing similar thing down here Lilith. The scum currently in charge are currently ramming through some legislation to basically ban all dissent in an election year. We are on a slippery slope to becoming like Venezuela (but without the oil).
Is it me, or are all the boys getting a bit excited with the new "stroppy" Lilith.