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Deputy FM John Swinney has ‘clarified’ to Parliament the implementation of the named person policy in light of uncertainty around the Supreme Court decision

The named person and child’s plan provisions in parts 4 & 5 of the Children & Young People Act are currently scheduled to commence on 31 August 2016The policy has been upheld twice in the Scottish Court of Session and a determination by the UK Supreme Court is currently pending.

In a (recent) letter to the education committee, Mr Swinney said:

“ …….  I wish to advise Parliament that the Government will not move to implement Parts 4 and 5 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 until there is a definitive judgement from the Supreme Court on this judicial review. This follows usual practice and provides clarity for all concerned.

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