Highland education chief ‘pleased’ with Supreme Court ruling on #NamedPerson Scheme

VIDEO: Highland education chief ‘pleased’ with Supreme Court ruling on Named Person Scheme

28 July 2016

The controversial Named Person scheme, pioneered in the Highlands and operational for the past five years, will not be derailed by the Supreme Court’s concerns.

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The Scottish Government and Highland Council spelled out within hours of today’s ruling by five judges that they would press on with the initiative – because it had been given the court’s blessing, according to Highland education director Bill Alexander.

He was among the first to digest the detail of the court judgement and then discussed it, via a video link to Edinburgh, with Scottish Education Secretary and Deputy First Minister John Swinney. source

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