The Christian Institute - Named Person Scheme News http://www.christian.org.uk/news/marriage-and-family/named-person The latest named person scheme news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Wed, 25 Apr 2018 21:50:47 +0000 Wed, 25 Apr 2018 21:50:47 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) SNP vows to push on with 'broken' named person plans http://www.christian.org.uk/news/snp-vows-push-broken-named-person-plans/ Scotland’s First Minister has vowed to press on with her Government’s beleaguered Named Person scheme, despite fierce criticism by MSPs, the media and campaigners.

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Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:40:38 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/snp-vows-push-broken-named-person-plans/
Floundering Named Person policy delayed again http://www.christian.org.uk/news/floundering-named-person-policy-delayed/ The Scottish Government is facing further embarrassment over its contentious Named Person scheme after a new setback.

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Thu, 30 Nov 2017 14:05:47 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/floundering-named-person-policy-delayed/
MSPs to get vote on contentious Named Person rules in Govt U-turn http://www.christian.org.uk/news/msps-get-vote-contentious-named-person-rules-govt-u-turn/ Scottish politicians will be given the opportunity to vote on controversial Named Person data-sharing rules, following a Government concession.

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Wed, 08 Nov 2017 17:00:29 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/msps-get-vote-contentious-named-person-rules-govt-u-turn/
Leading proponent turns on Named Person plans http://www.christian.org.uk/news/leading-proponent-turns-named-person-plans/ The Scottish Government’s embattled Named Person scheme faced renewed criticism last week, when one of its leading proponents dubbed it unworkable.

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Mon, 06 Nov 2017 16:53:34 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/leading-proponent-turns-named-person-plans/
MSPs urge Scots Govt: ‘Don’t bypass Parliament on Named Person’ http://www.christian.org.uk/news/msps-urge-scots-govt-dont-bypass-parliament-named-person/ MSPs have urged the Scottish Government to let Parliament scrutinise a named person code of practice on data sharing.

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Fri, 27 Oct 2017 14:55:27 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/msps-urge-scots-govt-dont-bypass-parliament-named-person/
‘Scots police broke law sharing info under Named Person’ http://www.christian.org.uk/news/scots-police-broke-law-sharing-info-named-person/ The Scottish police force broke the law by sharing sensitive information on children under the controversial Named Person scheme, campaigners say.

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Thu, 26 Oct 2017 12:50:03 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/scots-police-broke-law-sharing-info-named-person/
‘Named person puts unbearable pressure on teachers’ http://www.christian.org.uk/news/named-person-puts-unbearable-pressure-teachers/ The Scottish Government’s controversial Named Person scheme creates an “impossible” burden for teachers, MSPs have heard.

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Thu, 05 Oct 2017 15:59:41 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/named-person-puts-unbearable-pressure-teachers/
‘Teachers need law degree to understand Named Person rules’ http://www.christian.org.uk/news/teachers-need-law-degree-understand-named-person-rules/ Rules on data sharing under the embattled Named Person scheme are so complicated, teachers and health visitors will need ‘legal degrees’ to understand them, MSPs have heard.

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:36:28 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/teachers-need-law-degree-understand-named-person-rules/
Teachers face ‘unsustainable workload’ under Named Person plans http://www.christian.org.uk/news/teachers-face-unsustainable-workload-named-person-plans/ Teachers are increasingly concerned about the “viability” of the Named Person scheme, Scotland’s biggest education trade union has warned.

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Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:24:25 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/teachers-face-unsustainable-workload-named-person-plans/
Revealed: Named persons will get just one day of training http://www.christian.org.uk/news/revealed-named-persons-will-get-just-one-day-training/ Head teachers, health workers and other named persons will get only one day of training to learn how to carry out their role.

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Tue, 05 Sep 2017 12:28:07 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/revealed-named-persons-will-get-just-one-day-training/
'Watered-down Named Person plans still run risk of legal challenge' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/watered-named-person-plans-still-run-risk-legal-challenge/ The Christian Institute has warned that new, heavily watered-down, plans for a Named Person scheme in Scotland do not go far enough and are at risk of a legal challenge.

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Tue, 29 Aug 2017 14:24:53 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/watered-named-person-plans-still-run-risk-legal-challenge/
Now child law experts call on Scots Govt to drop updated Named Person law http://www.christian.org.uk/news/now-child-law-experts-call-scots-govt-drop-updated-named-person-law/ A leading children’s charity has called for the Scottish Government to drop its watered-down Named Person law, saying it fails to address criticisms from the UK Supreme Court.

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Thu, 24 Aug 2017 15:30:41 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/now-child-law-experts-call-scots-govt-drop-updated-named-person-law/
Watered-down Named Person scheme still lacks clarity and safeguards, lawyers warn http://www.christian.org.uk/news/watered-named-person-scheme-still-lacks-clarity-safeguards-lawyers-warn/ A “serious lack of clarity” and absence of safeguards highlighted by senior judges have still not been addressed by the Scottish Government’s Named Person plans, lawyers have warned.

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Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:03:28 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/watered-named-person-scheme-still-lacks-clarity-safeguards-lawyers-warn/
New watered down Named Person Bill launched http://www.christian.org.uk/news/new-watered-named-person-bill-launched/ Families have secured a “huge victory” with the release of a watered down version of the Named Person legislation, campaigners have said.

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Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:47:27 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/new-watered-named-person-bill-launched/
SNP veteran: 'Abandon Named Person' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/snp-veteran-abandon-named-person/ Jim Sillars, former deputy leader of the SNP, has attacked the Scottish Government over its controversial state guardian scheme.

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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:00:21 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/snp-veteran-abandon-named-person/
Named Person pilot reveals names and addresses of at-risk kids http://www.christian.org.uk/news/named-person-pilot-reveals-names-addresses-risk-kids/ Private information about children was published online by a council piloting the controversial Named Person scheme, it has been revealed.

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Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:06:29 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/named-person-pilot-reveals-names-addresses-risk-kids/
Former SNP chief to take centre stage at anti-named person rally http://www.christian.org.uk/news/former-snp-chief-take-centre-stage-anti-named-person-rally/ Jim Sillars, former Deputy Leader of the SNP, will speak out against the Scottish Government’s controversial Named Person scheme later this month.

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Thu, 09 Mar 2017 16:55:55 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/former-snp-chief-take-centre-stage-anti-named-person-rally/
'Major victory for parents' as Scots Govt announces Named Person climbdown http://www.christian.org.uk/news/major-victory-parents-scots-govt-announces-named-person-climbdown/ Personal information about families will only be shared in exceptional circumstances in an overhauled Named Person scheme – a move described as a “major climbdown” for the Government.

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Tue, 07 Mar 2017 17:29:27 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/major-victory-parents-scots-govt-announces-named-person-climbdown/
'Plan to salvage doomed Named Person scheme shrouded in secrecy' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/plan-salvage-doomed-named-person-scheme-shrouded-secrecy/ The Scottish Government has drawn a “veil of secrecy” around plans to salvage the embattled Named Person scheme, campaigners have said.

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Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:12:28 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/plan-salvage-doomed-named-person-scheme-shrouded-secrecy/
Scot Gov ordered to pay Named Person legal costs http://www.christian.org.uk/news/scot-gov-ordered-pay-named-person-legal-costs/ The UK Supreme Court has said the Scottish Government must pay The Christian Institute’s legal costs, after it was part of a successful court action against the controversial Named Person scheme.

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Mon, 14 Nov 2016 17:00:48 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/scot-gov-ordered-pay-named-person-legal-costs/