It's a fuss over nothing mate, most people will go on not having a clue a person is 'allocated' to their child as they go through life, it is more for when things go wrong for a child or their family for whatever reason if you catch my drift. It is not meant to be intrusive and more a safeguard for kids. I think people need to look a bit closer into what it is there for
Firstly...if families have a named person allocated to any of their children without being aware of it then that is basically intrusion by stealth...outrageous! Secondly....people are only aware of details supplied by the media and what the politicians have told them and imo it isn't good reading. Polictians (SNP and Lib Dems) are obviously going to say that it is for the benefit of the child without letting on about what this includes. Did you know that these named persons will have authority to enquire as to a family's finances, dietary conditions for their children, their home life activities, the childs educational and health records....ALL without having to inform the child's parents and can make recommendations to the authorities as to what course of action should be taken and parents have no course of action against this. For yourself as a dad, would you feel comfortable that decisions regarding your kids can be taken without you or your wife's knowledge?
Now here's another thought that I mentioned in my previous post and nobody but nobody in the public area has made ANY comment on. Where are they going to get all these 'Named Persons' who will be responsible for thousand of kids? It has been said that Health workers, Head Teachers and Teachers will be involved & again nothing has been said whether this is voluntary or enforced and there will have to be checks taken on some kind of regular basis on every child....where in God's name are these people supposed to find the time for this on top of there already pushed working life? This whole scenario is a total shambles, made on the hoof with very little thought about any form of consequences. The Education & Health services are struggling at the moment both with staff shortages and finance. And add to this that Nicola Sturgeon is either not fully aware of all the facts which, in her position as First Minister, she should be or she is telling porkies. As Bundy says there are avenues to help families in difficulty and THAT is where all efforts should be targeted....NOT families who have absolutely no problems which cannot be fixed within the home and no outside assistance is required.