An independent panel tasked with establishing a ‘code of practice’ for Named Persons is facing difficulties.
The chair of the panel said it is struggling to create a code to address information sharing concerns that does not make the current situation more ‘complex and confusing’.
In a letter to John Swinney, the panel’s chair also outlined concerns that this complexity could damage support for children and families.
These concerns about data-sharing are not going to go away - they are the same issues which were raised by the Supreme Court and by witnesses who attended Holyrood’s education committee.
The SNP must stop wasting time and public money on a discredited policy which has virtually no public support.
Cllr Alastair Redman