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Named Person: engagement on information sharing

Scottish Government’s three month engagement on information sharing provisions in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

Following the Supreme Court judgment of 28th July 2016, on the information sharing provisions in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, the Deputy First Minister, Minister for Childcare and Early Years, and officials from the Scottish Government’s GIRFEC team, engaged widely with practitioners, public agencies, third sector organisations, and members of the public, including parents and children and young people as part of the Scottish Government’s three month intensive engagement programme.

This engagement between September and December 2016 included discussions on how to address the concerns that the Supreme Court raised, the principles that should underpin legislation on information sharing and the development of  guidance to set out how information should be shared under the legislation.  Over three months, this engagement involved over 50 meetings and some 250 organisations and groups.  This included around 700 young people, parents and carers, practitioners, professionals and leaders from education, health, local authorities, police, faith communities, unions and charities. We sought input from those who support the Named Person policy and those who had concerns with it, but were also prepared to consider a revised way forward.

Briefing on the Named Person information sharing provisions, including engagement questions, were shared in advance of the meetings.

The notes of the meetings are summaries of the discussions officials and Ministers heard at these meetings. The meetings involved different participants at each meeting and event.  The length and delivery format of each meeting varied to meet the needs of participants – this variety is reflected in the structure and length of each meeting note posted here. In some instances the meeting notes were produced by the host organisations and reflect their summaries of the discussions.

Notes of meeting by title

Downloadable documents:

Ardrossan Academy - S1 to S6 Pupils - 05/12/2016Ardrossan Academy - S1 to S6 Pupils - 05/12/2016 [PDF, 95.0 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Arran High School - S1 to S6 Pupils - 06/12/2016 Arran High School - S1 to S6 Pupils - 06/12/2016 [PDF, 92.9 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Care Inspectorate - 13/12/2016Care Inspectorate - 13/12/2016 [PDF, 99.5 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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CEL 29 - NHS GIRFEC Leads - 24/11/2016CEL 29 - NHS GIRFEC Leads - 24/11/2016 [PDF, 78.5 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Child Protection Improvement Programme External Advisory Group - 10/11/2016Child Protection Improvement Programme External Advisory Group - 10/11/2016 [PDF, 193.7 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Children 1st - 17/11/2016Children 1st - 17/11/2016 [PDF, 138.8 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland - 28/09/2016Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland - 28/09/2016 [PDF, 194.5 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Children and Young People's Health Support Group - 05/12/2016Children and Young People's Health Support Group - 05/12/2016 [PDF, 154.4 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Children and Young People's Improvement Collaborative - 16/11/2016Children and Young People's Improvement Collaborative - 16/11/2016 [PDF, 155.5 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Children's Hearings Scotland - 08/11/2016Children's Hearings Scotland - 08/11/2016 [PDF, 131.7 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Clan Child Law - 21/09, 25/10 & 23/11/2016Clan Child Law - 21/09, 25/10 & 23/11/2016 [PDF, 306.7 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Coalition of Care and Support Providers In Scotland - Children's Forum - 03/11/2016Coalition of Care and Support Providers In Scotland - Children's Forum - 03/11/2016 [PDF, 131.6 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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COSCA Counselling and Psychotherapy In Scotland - 20/12/2016COSCA Counselling and Psychotherapy In Scotland - 20/12/2016 [PDF, 83.6 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Disabled Children and Young People Advisory Group - 15/12/2016Disabled Children and Young People Advisory Group - 15/12/2016 [PDF, 69.5 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Education Through Care Scotland (members) - 30/09/2016Education Through Care Scotland (members) - 30/09/2016 [PDF, 157.1 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Education Unions - 14/12/2016 Education Unions - 14/12/2016 [PDF, 103.4 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Educational Institute Of Scotland's Headteachers Conference - 07/10/2016 Educational Institute Of Scotland's Headteachers Conference - 07/10/2016 [PDF, 58.5 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Health and Social Care Alliance (members) - 16/11/2016Health and Social Care Alliance (members) - 16/11/2016 [PDF, 87.3 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Health and Social Care Alliance (members) - 13/12/2016Health and Social Care Alliance (members) - 13/12/2016 [PDF, 82.0 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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HOPE for Autism - 14/11 & 19/11/2016HOPE for Autism - 14/11 & 19/11/2016 [PDF, 133.7 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Information Commissioner's Office - Scotland - 27/10/2016Information Commissioner's Office - Scotland - 27/10/2016 [PDF, 134.9 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Information Sharing Stakeholder Reference Group - 31/10/2016Information Sharing Stakeholder Reference Group - 31/10/2016 [PDF, 119.7 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Information Sharing Stakeholder Reference Group - 22/11/2016Information Sharing Stakeholder Reference Group - 22/11/2016 [PDF, 97.4 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Interfaith Scotland - 24/11/2016Interfaith Scotland - 24/11/2016 [PDF, 139.8 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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LGBT Youth Scotland - 24/11/2016LGBT Youth Scotland - 24/11/2016 [PDF, 106.2 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Medical Practitioners Unions/Professional Groups - 02/11/2016 Medical Practitioners Unions/Professional Groups - 02/11/2016 [PDF, 110.3 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Named Person Service Providers - 15/09/2016Named Person Service Providers - 15/09/2016 [PDF, 144.3 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Named Person Service Providers - 29/11/2016Named Person Service Providers - 29/11/2016 [PDF, 137.7 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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National Autistic Society - 30/11/2016National Autistic Society - 30/11/2016 [PDF, 19.9 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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National Implementation Support Group - 16/11/2016National Implementation Support Group - 16/11/2016 [PDF, 87.2 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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National Parent Forum of Scotland - 19/11/2016National Parent Forum of Scotland - 19/11/2016 [PDF, 68.4 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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National Parental Engagement Steering Group - 22/11/2016National Parental Engagement Steering Group - 22/11/2016 [PDF, 83.2 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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NHS Chief Executives - 09/11/2016NHS Chief Executives - 09/11/2016 [PDF, 98.0 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Nursing Practitioners and Midwives Unions/Professional organisations - 01/11/2016Nursing Practitioners and Midwives Unions/Professional organisations - 01/11/2016 [PDF, 113.1 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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People First - Parents' Group - 24/11/2016People First - Parents' Group - 24/11/2016 [PDF, 130.4 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Royal High School, Edinburgh, Student Parliament - S1 to S6 Pupils - 23/11/2016Royal High School, Edinburgh, Student Parliament - S1 to S6 Pupils - 23/11/2016 [PDF, 87.2 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Scottish Association of Social Work - 28/11/2016Scottish Association of Social Work - 28/11/2016 [PDF, 86.9 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Scottish Council of Independent Schools - Early Years and Nurseries - 14/11/2016Scottish Council of Independent Schools - Early Years and Nurseries - 14/11/2016 [PDF, 83.0 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Scottish Council of Independent Schools - Junior School Headteachers' Conference - 18/11/2016Scottish Council of Independent Schools - Junior School Headteachers' Conference - 18/11/2016 [PDF, 98.5 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Scottish Council of Independent Schools Conference - Secondary Schools - 02/12/2016Scottish Council of Independent Schools Conference - Secondary Schools - 02/12/2016 [PDF, 220.1 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Scottish Guidance Association Annual Conference - 29/10/2016Scottish Guidance Association Annual Conference - 29/10/2016 [PDF, 154.4 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Scottish Parent Teacher Council - 30/11/2016Scottish Parent Teacher Council - 30/11/2016 [PDF, 142.0 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum - Practitioners Gathering - 25/10/2016Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum - Practitioners Gathering - 25/10/2016 [PDF, 69.8 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Senior Caldicott Guardians Forum - 07/12/2016Senior Caldicott Guardians Forum - 07/12/2016 [PDF, 142.6 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Social Work Scotland - Strategic Workshop - 24/11/2016Social Work Scotland - Strategic Workshop - 24/11/2016 [PDF, 82.7 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Strategic Paediatric Educationalists and Nurses in Scotland - 06/12/2016Strategic Paediatric Educationalists and Nurses in Scotland - 06/12/2016 [PDF, 163.2 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Third Sector Interface Network Event - 07/10/2016Third Sector Interface Network Event - 07/10/2016 [PDF, 221.3 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Third Sector Organisations - 26/09/2016Third Sector Organisations - 26/09/2016 [PDF, 148.6 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Third Sector Organisations - 01/12/2016Third Sector Organisations - 01/12/2016 [PDF, 151.6 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Together and office of Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland - 28/10/2016Together and office of Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland - 28/10/2016 [PDF, 86.5 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Whiteinch Parent's Group - 09/11/2016Whiteinch Parent's Group - 09/11/2016 [PDF, 129.1 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Who Cares Scotland - 05/12/2016Who Cares Scotland - 05/12/2016 [PDF, 258.2 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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Young Scot - 30/11/2016Young Scot - 30/11/2016 [PDF, 95.2 kb: 07 Mar 2017]
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