It will soon be obligatory in Scotland for every child to have a “Named Person” from birth until 18.
Already the Creep has begun.
Although not covered by the Act, mothers are being asked if they would like to meet with the “Named Person” of their unborn baby.
“The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 will see every Scottish child allocated a named person, usually a health worker up to the age of five, followed by a teacher.
The named person for each child would be identified about seven months into the pregnancy. Pregnant mothers will then be offered an opportunity to meet with their baby’s named person and a midwife, which the official guidance suggests should take place in the family home.
The disclosure that the scope of the proposals includes unborn babies comes as more details are emerging about how the legislation will work in practice.
The guidance states: “Where additional wellbeing needs are anticipated at birth the prospective Named Person should be involved in planning and providing supports to eliminate, reduce or mitigate risks to wellbeing.”
This would have to be done on a “non-statutory basis” because unborn children are not covered by the Act.”
Reading the comments following the Scotsman article it seems the Named Person is causing quite a stir in The Land of the Oldest Sage Witch’s Highland Granny.
The Scots are stirring.
Just in time for the run-up to a General Election.
Fascinating, My Black Cat.