Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill

Date: 12th July 2017
Category: Protection of privacy

The Education and Skills Committee has published its call for evidence on the Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill that was introduced by the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney MSP, on 19th June 2017.

This Bill has been introduced to Scottish Parliament following the Supreme Court ruling that the information-sharing threshold outlined in the Named Person scheme, introduced as part of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, could breach rights to privacy and a family life under the European Convention on Human Rights. The new Bill therefore seeks to amend the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 on the provision of information in relation to the named person service and the preparation and implementation of child's plans.

Scottish Parliament have now opened a consultation and invite written submissions on whether or not the Parliament should agree to the general principles of this Bill and, if so, what improvements could be made to its provisions.