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Named Person scheme could have ‘no impact’

Uncertainty about liability might stop school professionals sharing information

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Teachers are growing increasingly concerned that the controversial Named Person scheme will add to their workload and detract from pupils’ learning.

MSPs have also heard that extra administrative staff would be needed to make the scheme work and that teachers may ignore a new code of practice, as it looks dauntingly complex.

These views emerged as the Scottish government attempts to get Named Person back on track following last year’s ruling by the Supreme Court in London that, while the aims of the scheme were “benign”, it could “give rise to disproportionate interferences” in family life.

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