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Parents welcome government ‘u-turn’ on named person scheme

June 23rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Deputy First Minister defends changes to the proposals which campaigners have labelled an ‘ignominious climbdown’

Parents and campaigners have been celebrating this week after the Scottish Government announced substantial changes to its controversial named person scheme. The proposals will appoint every child a named person, usually a teacher or health visitor, who will be responsible for ensuring their welfare. Last year the Supreme Court ruled that the original legislation was unlawful because of the way it dealt with data about children. Campaigners have long argued the scheme could ­undermine the family. Simon Calvert of the No to Named Persons (NO2NP) coalition said the new proposals ‘confirm one of the most remarkable, ignominious and expensive u-turns in the history of the Scottish Government’ and are a ‘huge victory for mums, dads and children across the country and the 35,000-plus NO2NP supporters.’ The changes to the legislation mean public bodies can only share information about children if it is likely to ­‘promote, support or safeguard the wellbeing’ of the child. Public... continue reading.

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Police seek missing Edinburgh priest

June 23rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Police Scotland are trying to find a young Edinburgh priest who has been missing for the past three days. continue reading...


Elgin parishioners welcome feast of Corpus Christi

June 23rd, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The parish community of St Sylvester’s Church in Elgin turned out last weekend to celebrate... continue reading.



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The Joy of Caritas

June 16 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Joy, hope and Faith as the 2017 CARITAS AWARDS honour 1,000 pupils - By Amanda...

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More than 1,000 pupils pick up Caritas faith award

June 9 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

This week’s annual Caritas Award ceremony was a celebration of the ‘huge amount of...

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A Lourdes pilgrimage to remember

June 2 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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Headteachers launch new Confirmation resource

May 26 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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Aid to the Church in Need supporters ready to rally

May 19 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


Opinion

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How to make good teaching a class act

June 23 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Beth Dickson says that educating children is complex, so let’s not make it tougher...

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Love in our hearts trumps others’ hate

June 23 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

When we live in fear of checking the news, Faith helps us deal with...

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Over-worked priests leads to poor ministry

June 23 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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The need for truth and apologies

June 22 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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The forgotten obligation to attend Mass

June 16 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS



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