Supreme Court blocks Scottish Government’s Named Person scheme – VIDEO
Judges at the Supreme Court today ruled in favour of family campaigners, and blocked the Scottish Government’s controversial ‘Named Person’ scheme.
‘Victory for ordinary families’: Simon Calvert, Deputy Director for The Christian Institute, speaks outside the Supreme Court following the senior judges’ unanimous ruling that the Named Person scheme is illegal.
‘Great win for families across Scotland’: Simon Calvert, Deputy Director for The Christian Institute, dismissing the Scottish Government’s claim that it has won the Named Person case.
Named Person scheme is “defective”, top judges say: Simon Calvert, Deputy Director for The Christian Institute, saying that the Supreme Court has recognised concerns about data sharing in the Named Person proposals.
‘Needless and intrusive scheme declared illegal’: James McIntosh, a parent involved in the legal action against the Named Person scheme, speaking outside the Supreme Court after judges rule the proposals are unlawful.
Notes for editors
Read a detailed summary of the judgment and its implications.
The full judgment can be accessed via the Supreme Court website.
The parties to the legal action were:
- The Christian Institute
- Family Education Trust
- The Young ME Sufferers (“Tymes”) Trust
- CARE (Christian Action Research & Education)
- James McIntosh
- Rhianwen McIntosh
- Deborah Thomas
The Christian Institute is a non-denominational registered charity, which seeks to promote the Christian faith in the UK.
It was founded in 1991 by Christian church leaders and professionals and it currently campaigns on a range of issues including marriage and the family, child protection, pro-life concerns, drugs, religious liberty and education, as well as Christianity and the constitution.