SNP must stop wasting time and money on discredited policy

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