The ‘Named Person’ case
In July, the Supreme Court ruled that information sharing aspects of the proposed Named Person provisions in Scotland were incompatible with the right to privacy and family life, as set out in the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The Named Person provisions were introduced as part of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 and would appoint a single point of contact to look out for the welfare of all children up to the age of 18.
The Court has now also stated that the Scottish Government must pay the legal costs of the No 2 Named Persons campaign group.
Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-37961888
Following their successful Intervention in the “Named Person” case in the Supreme Court, CLAN Childlaw have produced a Paper titled ‘Information Sharing Provisions – the way forward’, setting out the legislative history of the provisions, their analysis of the Supreme Court decision, and their preferred way forward, to contribute to the engagement with Scottish Government about the next steps.
Read more: http://www.clanchildlaw.org/app/uploads/2016/11/Information-Sharings-Provisions-the-way-forward.pdf