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Named Person scheme website under fire
October 31st, 2014 | 0 COMMENTS
Government’s online educational portal described as ‘blatant propaganda’ by critics of the legislation
A WEBSITE that has been designed to educate children about Scotland’s controversial Named Person scheme has been described as ‘blatant propaganda’ by critics. The Scottish Government website, www.wellbeingforyoungscots.org, which cost taxpayers £18,000, aims to convince children that state guardians, set to be brought in under the scheme for every child in Scotland, will be their ‘friends.’ Criticism The Named Person scheme is part of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, which has been criticised by the Church and is facing a legal challenge from opponents who say it contravenes the European Convention on Human Rights A spokesman for the No To Named Person (NO2NP) campaign said the website ‘is an astonishing example of blatant propaganda by a Scottish Government intent on stripping the rights and responsibilities of mums and dads for their children.’ “According to this disturbing website, these apparently superhuman Named Persons can remedy almost any problem put in the way of ordinary... continue reading.