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Can Named Persons share personal information about your family?

We ask one of the lawyers involved in the Named Person legal challenge.

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Knock-out blow

Knock-out blow

Expert panel fails to fix Named Person scheme

Has John Swinney's expert panel delivered the knock-out blow to his controversial Named Person scheme?

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If a new version of the policy does go ahead it will have to be a shadow of the full-blown scheme originally proposed.

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Parents' Guide

Parents’ guide to the Named Person scheme

A handy guide for parents about how things stand following the 2016 Supreme Court ruling on the Named Person scheme.

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The named person scheme...

Undermines parents and permits the state unlimited access to pry into the privacy of families in their homes

Government Climbdown March 2017

Wastes limited resources on a bloated bureaucracy siphoning public money away from the protection of vulnerable children

Allows the use of intrusive powers to interfere in family life by scrapping the requirement to justify such intervention

Found by the UK Supreme Court to unlawfully breach European Convention right to respect for private and family life

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People from all walks of life explain why they oppose the Named Person scheme.

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Includes written legal advice from a top QC, evidence from opponents of the Named Person scheme, and the Government’s own explanation of its plans.

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