The Supreme Court has rejected the Named Person Scheme on the basis of the European Convention on Human Rights and Proportionality.
The Scottish Government’s Named Person Scheme, which is part of the Getting it Right for Every Child framework, has been controversial from the beginning. The Children and Young People (Scotland) 2014 Part 4 provides for the establishment of a new professional role – the ‘named person.’ Providing every child with a named person, such as a teacher or health worker, the aims of s.4 were to try and help parents’ access services and identify those children in need of protection. However critics felt that it was intrusive, incomprehensible and illegal. [Read more…]