What is the 'named person scheme' and why are people worried about it?
The Scottish Government has passed a law saying every child will have a 'named person' in charge of their welfare, but who will this person be and what will they do?
What is the named person scheme?
The named person scheme is part of the Children's and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 which has been passed by the Scottish Parliament and takes effect from August 2016.
It means that every child from birth until the age of 18 years will have a named person overseeing their welfare.
Who will the named person be?
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