Further embarrassment as Govt panel unable to hit Code of Practice deadline

Remember Holyrood’s education committee blocking the latest named person bill? They wanted to know how it was actually going to…

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EDINBURGH CITY COUNCIL’S COMMENTS ON TRANS CHILDREN REMIND US WHY WE FOUGHT THIS INSIDIOUS SCHEME

[FB picture credit: Andy Smith] This blog has played host to diverse topics over the years. We’ve seen colourful acronyms,…

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Govt bullying over Named Person shows what a desperate fix it’s in

The Government’s dubious approach towards Named Person scrutiny is in the spotlight again today. The Times reports that civil servants…

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‘Unworkable’ Named Person Bill blocked by Holyrood committee

Holyrood’s Education and Skills Committee has refused to back the Named Person information sharing Bill, in what may be the…

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‘Postcards from the Fringe’: Families give evidence about Named Persons

Guest blog by Lesley Scott of Tymes Trust and Alison Preuss of Scottish Home Education Forum Evidence from families affected…

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Evidence is stacking up against the Named Person scheme

Yesterday Holyrood’s Education and Skills Committee had its sixth evidence session on the Named Person information sharing Bill. And it’s…

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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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