The Isle of Man has launched a public consultation on a new Children Bill which includes a proposal for an 'Information database' on all children ordinarily resident in the Island:
The are proposing a new principle of the 'overriding objective' as follows:
The Bill introduces the principle of the “overriding objective” which means the objective for improving the wellbeing of children and young people in respect of:
Their physical and mental health;
Their protection from harm and neglect;
Their education, training and recreation;
Their contribution to society; and
Their social and economic situation.
To achieve this they propose setting up an 'Information Database; which will have the following information on it:
11 Information database
(1) The Department may maintain an information database for the purposes of achieving the overriding objective.
(2) The only information which may be recorded on the database in relation to a child or young person who is ordinarily resident in the Island (such a child or young person being referred to in this subsection as "C") is the following —
(a) C’s name, address, gender and date of birth;
(b) a number identifying C;
(c) the name and contact details of any person with parental responsibility for C or who has care of C at any time;
(d) details of any education being received by C (including the name and contact details of any educational institution attended by C);
(e) the name and contact details of any person providing primary medical services in relation to C under Part 2 of the National Health Service Act 20016;
(f) the name and contact details of any person providing C with services of such description as the Department may specify in regulations;
(g) information as to the existence of any cause for concern in relation to C; and
(h) information of such other description, not including medical records or other personal records, as the Department may specify in regulations.
This goes a lot further than the UK Contact as it proposes to record subject information as highlighted.
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