Named Person ‘has lost its way’, warn parents

Controversial legislation has ‘undermined trust’ between families and professionals

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The passage of new legislation that covers the controversial Named Person scheme has “undermined trust” between families and professionals, according to a national parents’ organisation.

The claim was made as Named Person again came under scrutiny in Parliament, with MSPs now appearing likely to vote on whether a much-criticised code of practice – drawn up to help teachers and other professionals make sense of the scheme – should be approved.

Named Person would provide each under-18 in Scotland with a single point of contact – often a teacher or headteacher – to oversee their welfare, but the ...

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