John Swinney MSP


The NO2NP campaign succeeded in its aim to abolish the statutory Named Person scheme.

On 19th September 2019 Deputy First Minister John Swinney announced that Parts 4 and 5 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act would be repealed.

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Statutory scheme scrapped
September 2019

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


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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