Clan Childlaw intervene in Supreme Court proceedings

Date: 9th March 2016
Category: General measures of implementation

A charity that gives legal help to children and young people in Scotland has intervened in the ongoing judicial review proceedings at the Supreme Court regarding Named Person provisions of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. The intervention called for the Supreme Court to redress the balance between the sharing of information and a child's right to privacy.

Article 16 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) requires UK governments to ensure that no child be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with his or her privacy, family, or correspondence, nor to unlawful attacks on his or her honour and reputation.

The case was heard at the Supreme Court on 8th & 9th March and you can watch it here.

A number of children's charities signed a letter in support of the Named Person provisions which was publicised in The National: Read it here.

Together will include further information on this news story within its e-newsletter when it becomes available.

Read a Herald article on the Clan Childlaw intervention here.