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Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
FOI reference: FOI/18/03383 Date received: 14 November 2018 Date responded: 11 December 2018
Any information regarding a timetable or potential dates for the Scottish Government issuing an updated code of practice in 2018 or 2019 regarding Named Persons.
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested. However, Ian Welsh, Independent Chair of the GIRFEC Practice Development Panel, wrote to the Deputy First Minister in October 2018 to update on progress on development of an information sharing Code of Practice. You can find a copy of his letter here https://www.gov.scot/groups/girfec-practice-development-panel/
As explained in this letter the Panel are currently revisiting their timetable for publication of a code of practice and we expect the Panel to confirm its revised timescale shortly.
This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House