Thursday, 12 February 2015

Lord Pentland`s judgement is to be appealed

"Opponents of plans to appoint a "state guardian" for every child in Scotland are to appeal after a judge rejected a legal challenge against the policy."
"The "named person" measure in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act will see a single point of contact, such as a teacher or health visitor, assigned to every child in Scotland. They will be responsible for looking out for the welfare of children under 18."

"Last month Lord Pentland refused a petition for the judicial review of the legislation at the Court of Session, Scotland's top civil court. However, the No To Named Persons campaign group has now confirmed it will continue its fight against the law, which it says represents too much government interference in the lives of families..."

"A motion has now been formally lodged at the Court of Session asking a panel of three judges to consider the proposals again. A No To Named Persons spokesman said: "We are now more convinced than ever that this legislation is wrong for children, wrong for families and wrong for Scotland."

"The legislation has been a muddled mess since its inception and the concept has always been confusing. We're confident that our grounds for appeal are strong and we have wonderful backing from ordinary mums and dads outraged by this imposition into their family lives."..

"The spokesman added: "Remarkably, the guidance issued last week on how it would be implemented, which was supposed to clarify and illuminate matters, has only served to muddy the waters even more. It contains 109 pages of impenetrable, incoherent and incomprehensible politically correct doublespeak. Our experts have trawled through the guidance and remain none the wiser about how a named person is supposed to carry out the role. Instead of giving practitioners clear direction, the guidance just pushes the problems of how to operate the scheme over to them."

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