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Hi, we stay on a remote island in Shetland Islands with a perfectly good Secondary 1 to 4 school on it.
This school has been successfully teaching the local children for the last 50 years.
Our Local council has recently voted to force our Secondary 3/4 children to be put in a hostel for 5 days a week against the parent and child's wishes to be taught at the Big school on the mainland.
As a community we think its against the human rights of the child to get a normal family life at 14/15 years old at this vulnerable age.
Is there any legal right we can use against the local council to prevent our children to be forcibly taken from us every week for the total duration of the school term?
if you need any more information of any kind I will gladly source it for you.
Many thanks,, A desperate parent!
This is good to hear as we have 3 islands with nearly 100 children to be faced with this if no legal challenge can be mounted.
Can you be contacted personally on this issue or can you give us a direction / contacts we could work with?
Many thanks from a lot of very concerned parents!!
I am only one of them!
Silly question but what laws have they broken if we were to go ahead with legal proceedings?