He says: "I have to stress that in talking about this we`re looking to the future and what I`m describing is might. We are working this through just now. And part of the importance of today`s indicators is it provides a framework in which we think about the individual child`s data that we capture and then how it might inform a more population based approach..."
"And if we can establish a more consistent way of capturing concerns, recording information about the individual child across all agencies who are working with children we may then be able to aggregate the data from the individual children up into a locality, a geographical - a category of children approach."
"That would be greatly assisted if you could achieve that electronically but as I think many of us know IT is a huge challenge. The approach, and the thinking about what it is we should be capturing in each of our professions about the individual child is where I think the indicators launched today will help us take forward our development..."
Anyway, by looking backwards and forwards with these developments it is possible to get a deeper understanding of what was intended.
CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE (SCOTLAND) BILL
76. Currently, information about a child may be shared where the child is at a significant risk of harm. However, the role of the Named Person is based on the idea that information on less critical concerns about a child`s wellbeing must be shared if a full picture of their wellbeing is to be put together and if action is to be taken to prevent these concerns developing into more serious issues. Without the necessary power to share that kind of information, the Named Person will not be able to act as effectively as is intended. This was a point raised consistently by practitioners and professionals.
(GIRFEC Programme Board minutes, November 2012)
Perhaps it was because it was never intended that a campaign group like NO2NP would come along and spoil the action.