"We welcome this decision by three judges, led by the Lord Justice Clerk, which again upholds the ruling that the named person service does not contravene ECHR rights or EU law. As the ruling states, this policy was informed by experts in child welfare, health and education with the intention of putting the best interests of the child at the heart of decision making..."
"Today’s decision confirms our aim of the legislation is to promote, support and safe-guard child wellbeing. This now means we can get on with the work of preparing to implement all aspects of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act and we will continue to consult with a wide range of stakeholders, including parents."
Here`s a list of some of the stakeholders (charities) and note that many of them are involved in child care and the adoption and fostering industry. That makes them `experts.`
Parenting Across Scotland
Action for Children
Scottish Youth Parliament
Together (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights)
One Parent Families Scotland
Scottish Childminding Association
Royal College of Nursing
It is interesting that as well as charities which have already been consulted and have supported the Named Person policy, parents will also be included in consultations, but when ?
So far a fair debate with parents about the Named Person policy has been avoided by government ministers.