Named Person scheme axed by Scottish Govt

Sep 20, 2019 by

from The Christian Institute:

Parents are celebrating today after the Scottish Government officially announced the end of the intrusive Named Person scheme.

Three years after the Supreme Court ruled against key elements of the scheme in a case spearheaded by The Christian Institute, the Government has finally agreed to repeal the central planks of the legislation.

Institute Director Colin Hart gave thanks to God for the result, saying it was parents – not the state – who were ultimately responsible for raising children.

Under the original plans, every child in Scotland was to be assigned a “named person” – an employee of the state to oversee their ‘wellbeing’ or ‘happiness’.

This afternoon, Education Secretary John Swinney said the Government would repeal parts 4 and 5 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, bringing a formal end to the statutory scheme.

Mr Hart said: “Parents will be delighted and relieved at this news.

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