The Scottish government wants to appoint a «named person» to monitor the welfare of every child in Scotland

07 March 2017
The Scottish government wants to appoint a «named person» to monitor the welfare of every child in Scotland

The scheme was due to have been rolled-out across Scotland by 31 August 2016 — but that timetable was delayed after the Supreme Court ruled that some of the proposals around information sharing breached the right to privacy and a family life under the European Convention on Human Rights. 

The Scottish government has vowed to amend the legislation, and hopes to have it introduced by August of this year.

Opponents of the scheme had been attempting to have it quashed by the law courts, arguing that the legislation amounts to a «Big Brother» scheme that will undermine parents, breach privacy and divert resources away from children who are genuinely vulnerable.

But many children’s charities say named person will help ensure more cases of child abuse and neglect are uncovered and dealt with.

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