Part 4 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 (“the Act”) concerns Provision of Named Persons. This Part of the Act has been the subject of debate, and was challenged through the Courts by a group of petitioners who objected to the Part 4 provisions on the basis that they considered them to be incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), and hence beyond the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament. Both the Outer and Inner House of the Court of Session rejected the petitioners’ arguments, and the case was taken to the UK Supreme Court. The Supreme Court issued its judgment on 28 July 2016.
The Scottish Governmenthas now produced an update on GIRFEC. To read the update, click here.