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Farewell from WithScotland

WithScotland | 29 July 2016

Farewell from WithScotland

Senior judge appointed to head public child abuse inquiry

The Scotsman | 28 July 2016

A SENIOR judge has been appointed to take over Scotland’s controversial public inquiry into the abuse of children in care, the Scottish Government announced yesterday. Lady Smith has been put in charge of the investigation into historical abuse and replaces the previous chair Susan O’Brien QC who left a month ago claiming she was being undermined by the government. The new appointment was made by Education Secretary John Swinney who hopes Lady Smith can bring some stability to the inquiry, which has been rocked by two high-profile resignations.

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Supreme Court rules against Named Person scheme

BBC News | 28 July 2016

Judges at the UK's highest court have ruled against the Scottish government's Named Person scheme.  

Opponents of the scheme appealed to the Supreme Court in London after their case was dismissed by the Court of Session in Edinburgh last year. The system would appoint a named person - usually a teacher or health visitor - for every child in Scotland. Judges say some proposals breach rights to privacy and a family life under the European Convention on Human Rights.

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