Social workers voice opposition to Named Person

The Scottish Association of Social Workers (SASW) has said it remains “unconvinced that the named person provision will make the difference intended”.

Trisha Hall, SASW manager, raised concerns about the cost of the Named Person scheme, particularly at a time when social work resources are already stretched.

She also said social workers were worried about lowering the threshold for intervening in a child’s life. Hall said: “We are concerned about what we perceive as an escalation; we are effectively raising the threshold from “significant harm” to “concerns about welfare”.

The SASW made the comments in response to a recent consultation on statutory guidance to accompany the Named Person scheme.

Source: Herald Scotland

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