Scottish children's database pilotIt seems that Scotland is piloting an information-sharing project similar to the original vision of 'Every Child Matters':
Computer files are to be created for children in the Highlands in a pilot scheme designed to tighten Scotland's child protection system. Every newborn child in the region and about 500 Inverness schoolchildren will be logged during the trial.
From 3 September teachers, police and social workers will be able to access the files on the children, which will be kept "live" until they turn 16.
...Information such as whether a child is late for school or extreme behaviour changes could be entered into the database, which teachers and doctors could then investigate for potential abuse.