The SNP has accused the Tories of ‘sheer hypocrisy’ regarding the Named Person scheme after Tory-controlled South Ayrshire Council said that implementation of the scheme has been ‘generally positive’ and ‘demonstrated good practice.’
Commenting, Kenneth Gibson MSP said:
“Not only did Ruth Davidson and all her Tory colleagues not vote against the legislation in the Scottish Parliament, the only council her party controls, albeit with Labour support, view the scheme’s implementation as ‘generally positive.’
“This makes clear the sheer hypocrisy at the heart of the Tories cynical opposition to the Named Person scheme.
“The named person policy is aimed at protecting children's well-being and is about supporting, not diminishing, the role of parents.
“The policy is widely supported by leading children's charities and welfare organisations, as well as by the Scottish Police Federation, who say it will 'help keep children safer.' It has also been upheld by the highest court in Scotland, including a ruling which said the policy had 'no effect whatsoever on the legal, moral or social relationships within the family'.”
South Ayrshire Council’s comments have been reported by CommonSpace here: