Pupils urged to inform on problem parents

privacy       2002-10-14 
Pupils as young as 13 are being encouraged to disclose sensitive information about their parents to the Government to help discover why they might be failing at school.
Details of problems such as drink and drug abuse, depression, eating disorders and frequent domestic rows would be sought by advisers.
The data, gathered without the consent of parents by the Connexions Service, which supplies careers and personal advisers to schools, could be shared with a number of government departments, the police and health authorities.