Supreme Court rules against Named Person scheme
|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.