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Scottish socialists try to resurrect 'Named Person' legislation

New watered-down version for government guardianship of every child in Scotland introduced

Scottish socialists try to resurrect 'Named Person' legislation

Families have secured a “huge victory” with the release of a watered down version of the Named Person legislation, campaigners have said.

Last year The Christian Institute won a victory in the UK Supreme Court when the Scottish Government’s plans were declared unlawful.

It also ruled that the new plans – released yesterday – had to make clear that any advice offered by a named person is entirely optional.

U-turn

Simon Calvert of the No to Named Persons (NO2NP) campaign said: “The new proposals confirm one of the most remarkable, ignominious and expensive U-turns in the history of the Scottish Government and a huge victory for mums, dads and children across the country and those who were prepared to spend time and money fighting the scheme through the courts.

“The Scottish Government has now been forced to accept that its original draconian, Big Brother proposals were an utter shambles from the start, representing a fundamental breach of European human rights laws on privacy and information-sharing.

“Under yesterday’s changes, the duty of a Named Person will now be to consider if sharing information is likely to promote, support or safeguard the wellbeing of the child or young person.

This article continues at [Christian Institute] New watered down Named Person Bill launched

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