Today the UK Supreme Court ruled on a failed bid to scrap the Named Person service.
Here’s what you need to know:
The Supreme Court states the aim of the legislation, in promoting and safeguarding the wellbeing of children and young people, is “unquestionably legitimate and benign”.
The judgment ruled that the principle of providing a named person for every child does not breach human rights and is compatible with EU law.
The ruling requires greater clarity about the basis on which professionals supporting families – like health visitors and teachers – share and receive information in their named person role. The Scottish Government will start work on this immediately.
The Scottish Government pledged to continue to work with public services and children’s charities to ensure the roll out of the scheme.
Find out the facts about Named Person here.