Teacher pens heart-breaking letter to John Swinney about her ‘nearly impossible’ job… Why is he still trying to foist Named Person on schools?

An anonymous letter to Education Secretary John Swinney from an exasperated teacher has been doing the rounds online. The viral…

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Govt considers witchcraft & wizardry as answer to Named Person woes

The minister enters and pulls up a chair. “Good morning folks. Let’s get down to brass tacks shall we? Item…

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‘Plan B’ to by-pass MSPs and implement Named Person scheme by the back door, secret papers reveal

The Scottish Government is considering controversial proposals to implement the detested named person scheme “by the back door” … even…

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Named person database encouraging users to override consent ‘by default’

(PIC: SEEMiS Wellbeing Application) It’s 2014. The Children and Young People Act has made its way through Holyrood and the…

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President of UK Supreme Court insists: Named Person legal victory was “most important”

Lady Hale, President of the UK Supreme Court and one of the judges who issued a unanimous ruling against the…

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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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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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