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10-Mar-2016 20:50

Several of the professionals had no previous involvement with Stewart, but were nevertheless privy to discussions about the "gender confusion" and "under-developed genitalia" peculiar to his genetic condition, none of which he had wanted to be disclosed.

In the wake of the recent Supreme Court judgment, which ruled the information-sharing provisions of the Named Person scheme constituted a breach of human rights, Mrs Allan believes the participants in her case acted unlawfully by gathering information from multiple sources without consent.

Mrs Allan said: "He quickly changed from being a happy little boy into a frightened school-refuser who was unable to cope.

His behaviour deteriorated, he tried to jump out of windows and had to be physically restrained by school staff."She agreed a home schooling arrangement with visits from a support teacher, who, she said, "never did any teaching, but asked a lot of questions".

Believing the information would be confidential, Mrs Allan felt able to offload other pieces of private family information, including details of her past, sometimes violent relationship with the boys' father.

Meanwhile, Stewart's head teacher, who had declared herself to be “the voice of all the children in the school”, called a multi-agency meeting, from which Mrs Allan was deliberately excluded, to discuss concerns about his wellbeing.

Attendees included Robert's high school teachers, his mental health worker, other NHS and third sector services.

Apologies were noted from a police officer, the family GP and two psychologists.

After a new head teacher arrived at Stewart's school, the youngster - who has a rare genetic disorder associated with learning difficulties - was moved from a supported setting into a mainstream class.She said: "I could see the inaccurate information in the minutes when I eventually got them through a subject access request, yet there seemed little I could do about it."I'm not a loud or aggressive person, in fact I’m very quiet and private, but my son was going through a difficult time due to the changes made to his education plan by the school.