Letter: Named person scheme is ‘complex and confusing’

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An independent panel tasked with establishing a ‘code of practice’ for named persons is facing difficulties.

The chairperson 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.

Councillor Alastair Redman,