From a wordpress blogger:
Written in June 2013, she probably does not realise that despite the rhetoric, GIRFEC and the named person have not been set up to help children in need. There is no money for that. GIRFEC is about monitoring and databasing the private lives of all children from birth to 18. It has more to say about data sharing than it does about addressing needs.
When the Scottish Government informs us that Scottish parents asked for the named person as a single point of contact, they are being duplicitous. The only parents who would look for a single point of contact are parents exhausting themselves running around the various agencies trying to get a care package together for their needy children.
Most parents in Scotland do not have a child in need. No parent in their right mind would request a named person to monitor their parenting and oversee the wellbeing of their children.
Holyrood, a current affairs magazine, has reported on the legal challenge against the named person proposal and Jackie Brock`s comment.
Liz Smith is one MSP who got it right.