Janice McGhee & Lorraine Waterhouse: The Independent Care Review - form over substance
Janice McGhee and Lorraine Waterhouse, researchers on child welfare and child protection, argue that the Scottish Government’s Independent Care Review is a system talking to itself, which refuses to engage with the dangers of removing children from their families
Maggie Mellon: How the Named Person crusade could damage the case for Scottish independence
Feminist campaigner and former social worker Maggie Mellon explains why she's welcoming a recent decision from the Supreme Court on the controversial Named Person law
WHY has the Scottish Government allowed itself to be undone by a scheme with an Orwellian name which it never able to explain without contradicting themselves?
Scottish Tory council has run 'Named Person' scheme for 5 years without problems
Tories in Ayrshire running scheme Ruth Davidson claims is “unworkable”
A TORY RUN COUNCIL operating the controversial ‘Named Person’ child protection scheme says its experience has been “generally positive” half a decade after the measure was first introduced.
The ‘Named Person’ scheme, part of the ‘Getting it right for every child’ government initiative, was vigorously opposed by Conservative leader Ruth Davidson during the election campaign, when she claimed it was “unworkable” and could end in “tragedy”.
Nicky MacCrimmon: Here's how the Named Person scheme really works
Perthshire community worker and SNP activist Nicky MacCrimmon offers some expertise on the Scottish Government's Named Person scheme following recent controversy about its potential repercussions
THE debate about the Named Person service seems like one that just won't go away.
Maggie Mellon: Why the Named Person legislation is not a progressive measure
Feminist campaigner and former social worker Maggie Mellon makes the case against the Scottish Government's 'Named Person' scheme
SCOTLAND, like the rest of the UK and much of Europe, is an increasingly unequal society.