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SCOTTISH COUNCILS FIGHT ELECTRONIC TAGGING OF CHILDREN

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Scottish council leaders are vehemently opposing a government proposal for electronic tagging of children under 16,...
Scottish council leaders are vehemently opposing a government proposal for electronic tagging of children under 16, the Herald reports (p6).

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities said that the plan contradicted 'the spirit, if not the letter' of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 and the UN Rights of the Child.

In its response to the proposal, which it rejects 'absolutely, in principle and in practice', Cosla said the welfare of the child and minimum intervention were fundamental principles of juvenile justice in Scotland.

It has vowed to take action to prevent the proposal from being made law, and is working to that end with the Scottish Council for Civil Liberties and the Child Law Centre.
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