Bristol schools app risks increasing discrimination


An app used by more than 100 Bristol schools has raised concern among criminal justice and anti-racism campaigners that the easy access it gives safeguarding leads to pupils' and their families' contacts with police, child protection, and welfare services risks increasing discrimination against those of minority ethnic or working class backgrounds. Staff using the app say the app is often kept secret from parents and carers. The council website says the Think Family database, which the app draws upon, includes information about 50,000 families.

Publication: Guardian
Writer: Steven Morris