Teachers and data-sharing officials turn up the heat on Named Persons

Worries about teachers’ workload and anxiety around Named Person liabilities were at the forefront of today’s Education and Skills Committee…

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Named Persons pummelled by lawyers and health professionals

Lawyers and health professionals have expressed major concerns about the Named Person information sharing bill. Giving evidence to the Scottish…

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How to fix the Named Person scheme… Or not

Significant changes were needed after the UK Supreme Court struck down the information sharing provisions at the heart of the…

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Fife report: Named Person “may have contributed to confusion”

Last year the tragic and brutal murder of toddler Liam Fee by his mother and her civil partner led to…

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Scot Gov climbdown on Named Persons triggers expensive retraining exercise

The Scottish Government has finally brought forward new legislation after its Named Person proposals were declared unlawful by the UK…

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A problem shared is a problem halved… or not in the case of Named Persons

It’s already six months since the end of John Swinney’s ‘three-month period of intense engagement’… And still no word from…

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Walking in a wellbeing wonderland

“Wellbeing”. What do you picture? Quite right. And that may be your view, but what about the next person? How…

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Yes Mr Swinney, teachers and health visitors are still concerned about Named Person workload

For several years, teachers and health visitors have raised concerns about the increased workload associated with the Named Person duties….

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Guess what: parents want to be involved in decisions about their families

Sometimes it seems like the Scottish Government has forgotten that parents have responsibility for their children. But the message from…

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VIDEOS: NAMED PERSONS: DOOMED… OR JUST DELAYED?

NO2NP held a national conference in Edinburgh on Monday 20th March 2017. Speakers included former SNP deputy leader Jim Sillars,…

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