Teacher appointed first Named Person state guardian struck off

Well aint this is a SHOCKER eh?

I did wonder how long it would take.

Came a little quicker than even I anticipated…

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Teacher appointed first Named Person state guardian struck off as she

“did send, by means of a public electronic communications network, messages to another person that were grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character, in that you did converse regarding the sexual abuse of children.”

 

Teacher appointed first Named Person state guardian struck off

Dayna Dickson-Boath. Picture: submitted

A teacher appointed one of Scotland’s first “state guardians” faces a lifetime ban from working with children.

Dayna Dickson-Boath was yesterday struck off the teaching register for sharing fantasies about abusing youngsters.

Scotland’s teaching watchdog also recommended that Dickson-Boath be placed on a list of persons deemed unfit to work with children in any capacity.
The guidance teacher was appointed 14 months ago to be Named Person for 200 secondary pupils under the Scottish Government’s controversial scheme to provide every child under 18 with a “state guardian”.
Dickson-Boath, who taught most recently in Elgin, consented yesterday to being struck off by the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

She accepted a charge that, between 8 August 2014 and 10 September 2014, she “did send, by means of a public electronic communications network, messages to another person that were grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character, in that you did converse regarding the sexual abuse of children.”

The notice added that she was convicted of the offence on 26 August, 2015, at Elgin Sheriff Court.

Hugh Paton, convener of the panel, said: “The registrant should be removed from the register in view of the facts admitted.
The panel has also decided that it is appropriate that the registrant’s name is referred to Scottish Government ministers for consideration in connection with inclusion on the list of those barred from working with children and vulnerable young adults.”

If the Scottish Government agrees, Dickson-Boath will be prohibited from working with children for the rest of her life.

The offences were committed while she was an additional support teacher at Forres Academy, Moray.

The Named Person scheme is set to be rolled out nationally later this year.
Moray Council was one of a string of local authorities that were operating an early version of the scheme when Dickson-Boath’s offences came to light.


NAMED PERSON TEACHER FACES LIFETIME BAN FROM WORKING WITH CHILDREN

Published: February 1st, 2016

A teacher who was appointed one of Scotland’s first ‘named persons’ has been struck off the teaching register for discussing fantasies about sexually abusing children.

Dayna Dickson-Boath had been appointed 14 months ago as a ‘state guardian’ for 200 secondary school pupils, as part of the Scottish government’s ‘named person’ scheme.

Under the scheme, which has already been rolled out in parts of Scotland and will come into full effect this August, every child under 18 will be allocated a ‘named person’, such as a teacher or health visitor.

This ‘named person’ has responsibility to monitor the child’s welfare and raise concerns, and also has access to medical and other confidential information about the child.

The scheme has been widely criticised from the outset. The No to Named Persons (No2NP) coalition is continuing a legal challenge to the measures, highlighting that they undermine the role of parents and puts children at risk of overbearing state interference.

Removal from teaching register

Ms Dickson-Boath consented last week to being struck off the teacher’s register by the General Teaching Council for Scotland, following a conviction for sharing sexual fantasies about abusing children.

She accepted a charge that between 8 August 2014 and 10 September 2014, she “did send, by means of a public electronic communications network, messages to another person that were grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character, in that you did converse regarding the sexual abuse of children.”

The offences were committed while Ms Dickson-Boath worked as an additional support teacher at Forres Academy in Moray. She was convicted of the offence on 26 August 2015, at Elgin Sheriff Court.

Hugh Paton, convener of the panel, said: “The registrant should be removed from the register in view of the facts admitted.

“The panel has also decided that it is appropriate that the registrant’s name is referred to Scottish Government ministers for consideration in connection with inclusion on the list of those barred from working with children and vulnerable young adults.”

Ms Dickson-Boath will be banned from working with children for the rest of her life, if the Scottish government agrees with the teaching watchdog’s recommendation.

Gateway to abuse

A spokesman for No2NP explained last year that the scheme undermines parental authority and familial privacy:

“[T]he Named Person is legally empowered to monitor parents and children, to share their confidential data, and to put services in place, all without parental consent and even in defiance of parental wishes.

“The Government actually put out a leaflet for parents saying the Named Person is there to monitor children’s happiness.

“It said this means the Named Person will check ‘Your child gets a say in things like how their room is decorated and what to watch on TV’, ‘You trust your child to do the right thing’. This is an outrageous invasion of private family life.”

Commenting on the incident, Alison Preuss, spokeswoman for the Scottish Home Education forum, said:

“We’ve always been concerned about the fact the Named Person scheme could be used by persons with malicious intent.

“Those who have power over youngsters, and over parents. It means children are more vulnerable to predators like this.”

Chief Executive of Christian Concern Andrea Williams said that the scheme was not only an invasion of privacy, but a potential gateway to abuse.

“Not only does this scheme create suspicion and undermine parents’ autonomy in raising their children, it also puts the children at greater risk of mistreatment, by placing them within easier reach of those who may wish to exploit them.”

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Named Person has been in place in the Highlands since 2010?

IS THIS A JOKE?

HOW DARE THEY?

WHO THE FUK DO THE SNP THINK THEY ARE?

They have allocated a Named Person for 3 of my children.

WITHOUT EVEN FUKIN TELLING ME

Well they can take their Named “PAEDO” Person & stick it where the sun don’t shine.

& I DON’T MEAN FORT WILLIAM!

THEY’LL BE GETTIN NOWHERE NEAR MY KIDS. EVER


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