Named Person Policy

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

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Photo of Rona Mackay Rona Mackay Scottish National Party

I could not agree more with the cabinet secretary’s concern about the debilitating impact of the peddling of misinformation on the morale and confidence of practitioners who day in, day out do one of the hardest jobs there is: supporting vulnerable children and families. Does the cabinet secretary agree that the Tories should tone down their hysterical rhetoric on the named person and accept the judgment of the Supreme Court, which stated that the intent of the legislation is “unquestionably legitimate and benign”?