Keeping you up to date on the progress of the Named Person scheme and the NO2NP campaign.
The Scottish Government has today (6 February) finally published its consultation on the guidance to accompany the Named Person scheme. NO2NP will be scrutinising it closely, however it already confirms our fears.
For example, the section on sharing information explains that “the Named Person should make it clear that whilst the views of the child and parents are valued and must be taken into account, their consent is not being sought, and the Named Person may, where appropriate, share information without consent”.
NO2NP remain firmly of view that the primary legislation itself is fundamentally flawed and cannot be corrected by guidance. That is why we believe the legal case for fighting the Act remains strong and an appeal against the recent judgment is being actively considered.
Full details of the Scottish Government’s consultation can be found here: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2015/02/1851/0 and we will provide more information in due course.