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Guidance aimed at helping professionals implement the Scottish Government's controversial named person scheme could see information on children being "stockpiled", Police Scotland has warned. Holyrood's Education Committee heard that "too much weighting" on obtaining consent to share information could result in officers not getting it to the "right people at…
The Scottish Government's named person scheme could "overload" the social work system, a Holyrood committee has been told. The Scottish Association of Social Workers (SASW) said uncertainty around a new code of practice for the scheme could result in a "better safe than sorry" approach to referrals, leading to a…
MSPs have called for clarity on proposed changes to the controversial named person policy following criticism from lawyers and health workers. Holyrood's Education Committee has written to Deputy First Minister John Swinney to seek more information on the impact fresh legislation will have on the workload of professionals. Under the…
Measures aimed at clarifying how information should be shared as part of the controversial ''named person'' scheme do not go far enough, lawyers have said. The Faculty of Advocates said it is concerned steps taken by the Scottish Government will not satisfactorily address issues raised in a legal ruling on…
New legislation on how and when information on families should be shared as part of the "named person" scheme has been published by the Scottish Government. The proposed new laws are aimed at addressing a legal ruling on the controversial policy which would see a single point of contact, such…
Education Secretary John Swinney should "do a Hammond" and ditch the controversial named-person scheme, former SNP depute leader Jim Sillars has said. The veteran politician warned the Scottish Government could face years of punishment if it proceeds with the policy, which was the subject of a lengthy court battle. Speaking…
The Scottish Government has been ordered to pay the legal bill of campaigners who opposed its named-person scheme. The UK Supreme Court has ruled that the SNP administration must meet the legal costs of the No to Named Persons (NO2NP) campaign group, estimated at more than £250,000. NO2NP said the…
Campaigners against the Scottish Government's controversial named person scheme claim families are considering legal action after discovering their private information has been passed between public bodies. The claim comes as the Information Commissioner has told the Scottish Government to remove guidance on sharing information about children from its website in…
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