Named Person Policy

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 8th September 2016.

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Photo of Gil Paterson Gil Paterson Scottish National Party

As a long-standing MSP who remembers well supporting the policy as an Opposition MSP when it was introduced by the Labour-Liberal Democrat Administration, I welcome the focus of much of the cabinet secretary’s statement on the wider GIRFEC policy. One of the most important aspects of the legislation is in part 3 of the 2014 act, which requires local authorities to plan children’s services effectively. When will that come into effect?