Will you pass the test? 5


Sheila Struthers writes in the Scottish Review:

Getting It Right For Every Child (Girfec) and its English equivalent Every Child Matters (ECM) are constantly presented as having been developed as a result of the Laming report (published on 28 January 2003) on the death of Victoria Climbié or, in Scotland, the Herbison report (released to the public by the Highland child protection committee on 7 March 2006) on the death of Danielle Reid. This cannot be: the line we have been spun is a great big whopping lie.

‘Privacy and data-sharing: the way forward for public services’, a performance and innovation report dated 2002, was published by the Blair UK government and set out (among other intended reforms) changes to children’s services which the public and professionals were led to believe were being instigated as a result of the Laming or Herbison reports. ‘For Scotland’s Children – Better integrated children’s services’, which clearly sets the foundations for Girfec, was published in 2001. In turn, all these policies are part of the European e-government agenda which emerged from Lisbon in 2000.

Girfec is only a small part of a much wider system of gathering, recording, sharing and evaluating information about citizens and communities. eCare is a very important part of this. The purpose of the eCare framework is to enable information about citizens to be shared across agency boundaries – a complete view of the citizen.

Every citizen has a unique eCare identifier, or as one EU study puts it:

“In the absence of identity cards a form of information ‘link’ across the services is provided by the CHI (Community Health Index21) Number. 90% of residents (soon to be 100%) have the number, allocated within two days of birth, which is their date of birth plus a four-digit identifier. The CHI number functions as a ‘pseudo-identity’ mechanism, and at present the automated matching of records is successful in about 67% of operations, with manual matching then taking place and any data corrections being fed back into the respective databases. Thus the CHI number provides an incrementally improving mechanism to link records across the domains of social inclusion.”

The previous articles mentioned were published in the Scottish Review on 5th, 6th & 7th October:

Big Brother Scotland

In the nightmarish world of mass snooping on children, Scotland leads the way

In Scotland’s new world of electronic child surveillance, debased language conceals what is going on


5 thoughts on “Will you pass the test?

  • sheila struthers

    For English readers…a few links:

    Just a few links. Corelogic is one of the companies (there are a view, Visionware is another)providing eCare solutions in Scotland (only available as a cache now).

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:qN5X42cwuV8J:www.corelogic.eu/%3FSection%3D48%26Track%3D/34/48/+corelogic%2Becare&cd=6&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk&client=firefox-a

    Here are their customers:

    http://www.corelogic.co.uk/Customers

    They are selling their latest version as supporting the Munro review:

    http://www.corelogic.co.uk/Home

    This is the copied text from a now dead link:

    http://visionwareplc.com/page.cfm?pageid=359

    Electronic sharing of information of across agencies involved in the provision of care to an individual

    Government – UK

    VisionWare MultiVue eCare Application, underpinned by the leading
    industry CDI Hub, MultiVue Identification Server enables the electronic
    sharing of information across agencies involved in the provision of care
    to an individual such as health professionals, social policy
    professionals and housing officers.

    The MultiVue eCare Application enables the facilitation of joint working
    and the care assessment information to be capture electronically and
    shared between the partner agencies.

    The MultiVue eCare Application has 2 key functions:

    A Complete View of the Citizen

    With the MultiVue Identification Server, Local Authorities and their
    partner agencies are able to create a single record for each citizen,
    including demographic information such as name, address and date of
    birth and a top-line of information from feeder systems, such as health,
    housing and social work, which would include the practitioners name and
    contact details. This involves the integration of data between the
    numerous host systems, merging records on an individual and ensuring
    there was one unified view of up-to-date and accurate data surrounding
    an individual.

    The Delivery of the Electronic Single Assessment Process (SAP)

    The Assessment Framework enables public sector organisations to deliver a
    care plan as part of the end-to-end process whilst leaving the service
    delivery decisions under the ownership of the care professional. SAP is
    about producing one common assessment that can be shared, subject to
    authorisation, by all care professionals involved with an individual
    person. The concept behind it is to collect the data once and use it
    many times. The objective of the MultiVue eCare Application is to enable
    care professionals to collect information and then share it confidently
    with allied professionals.

    The Benefits of VisionWare’s MultiVue eCare Solution are as follows:

    · Delivering shared services to citizens cost-effectively

    · Joining-up information between GPs, housing and social care

    · Implementing a Common Person Index

    · Facilitating the Single Shared Assessments for older people

    Latest News

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  • sheila struthers

    For English readers…a few links:

    Just a few links. Corelogic is one of the companies (there are a view, Visionware is another)providing eCare solutions in Scotland (only available as a cache now).

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:qN5X42cwuV8J:www.corelogic.eu/%3FSection%3D48%26Track%3D/34/48/+corelogic%2Becare&cd=6&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk&client=firefox-a

    Here are their customers:

    http://www.corelogic.co.uk/Customers

    They are selling their latest version as supporting the Munro review:

    http://www.corelogic.co.uk/Home

    This is the copied text from a now dead link:

    http://visionwareplc.com/page.cfm?pageid=359

    Electronic sharing of information of across agencies involved in the provision of care to an individual

    Government – UK

    VisionWare MultiVue eCare Application, underpinned by the leading
    industry CDI Hub, MultiVue Identification Server enables the electronic
    sharing of information across agencies involved in the provision of care
    to an individual such as health professionals, social policy
    professionals and housing officers.

    The MultiVue eCare Application enables the facilitation of joint working
    and the care assessment information to be capture electronically and
    shared between the partner agencies.

    The MultiVue eCare Application has 2 key functions:

    A Complete View of the Citizen

    With the MultiVue Identification Server, Local Authorities and their
    partner agencies are able to create a single record for each citizen,
    including demographic information such as name, address and date of
    birth and a top-line of information from feeder systems, such as health,
    housing and social work, which would include the practitioners name and
    contact details. This involves the integration of data between the
    numerous host systems, merging records on an individual and ensuring
    there was one unified view of up-to-date and accurate data surrounding
    an individual.

    The Delivery of the Electronic Single Assessment Process (SAP)

    The Assessment Framework enables public sector organisations to deliver a
    care plan as part of the end-to-end process whilst leaving the service
    delivery decisions under the ownership of the care professional. SAP is
    about producing one common assessment that can be shared, subject to
    authorisation, by all care professionals involved with an individual
    person. The concept behind it is to collect the data once and use it
    many times. The objective of the MultiVue eCare Application is to enable
    care professionals to collect information and then share it confidently
    with allied professionals.

    The Benefits of VisionWare’s MultiVue eCare Solution are as follows:

    · Delivering shared services to citizens cost-effectively

    · Joining-up information between GPs, housing and social care

    · Implementing a Common Person Index

    · Facilitating the Single Shared Assessments for older people

    Latest News

    VisionWare Diversifies into New Markets

    VisionWare Ltd, a leading provider of Master Data ….

    ContactPoint Adaptor Achieves Type Accreditation

    VisionWare Ltd, a leading provider of Master Data ….

    VisionWare Wins Deal at Social Solutions

    VisionWare Inc, a leading provider of Master Data ….

    VisionWare Launches MultiVue Lagan ECM Adaptor

    VisionWare Ltd, a leading provider of Master Data ….

    VisionWare Achieves Rapid US Growth

    VisionWare Inc, a leading provider of Master Data ….

    Events

    Integrating Government NY

    VisionWare’s Integrating Government New York Road ….

    © 2010 VisionWare Ltd. All rights reserved.

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