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The Clan leading the fight against Named Person

Clan Childlaw’s Alison Reid talks about opposing elements of the legislation

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Scottish government plans could have led to children’s private information being shared if they were eating too many burgers – or not eating enough burgers – or watching too much TV.

These were some of the scenarios discussed by five Supreme Court judges who eventually ruled in 2016 that the government needed to think again about how it would implement its Named Person scheme, which aims to appoint a professional named person – often a teacher – to ensure the wellbeing of every child.

Those worrying examples stuck in the mind of Alison Reid because they summed up the concerns of her legal ...

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