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May 2014

The Scottish Government’s ‘Named persons’ policy will undermine parents, according to faith-based, pro-life charity CARE.

The proposed legislation means every child in Scotland will get an independent adviser to look after the child’s welfare. According to CARE’s latest newsletter, the ‘measure will undermine parental authority and responsibility’.

Scotland Tonight reported on a legal challenge to the legislation being spearheaded by the Christian Institute (CI). It cited comments by CI director Colin Hart, who said every parent in Scotland should be afraid of the proposed law.

The CI is seeking a judicial review of section four of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill. It claims that the Scottish parliament’s plans could be in contravention of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

However, as quoted in Scotland Tonight, a spokesman for the Scottish government said, ‘We are confident that the legislation is compliant with the ECHR’.


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