By Maggie Mellon Supporters of the Named Person (NP) scheme, who relied mainly on assurances given by the Government and NP’s architects and supporters, might have been surprised by the Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling that the law needed to be… Read More ›
DEAR John Swinney, You have asked for engagement on the future of the Named Person following the ruling of the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court ruled the information sharing provisions unlawful and also cautioned that parental or child consent to… Read More ›
Independent Social Services Consultant Maggie Mellon explains her problems with the Named Person scheme to an audience at a roadshow event in Inverness, 1st October 2014.
Keywords Named Person, Getting It Right For Every Child, Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, parents. Corresponding author: Maggie Mellon,Independent consultant on social work practice and public policy. My four main reasons for opposing the Named Person Firstly, there… Read More ›
Feminist campaigner and social worker Maggie Mellon makes the case against the Scottish Government’s ‘Named Person’ scheme SCOTLAND, like the rest of the UK and much of Europe, is an increasingly unequal society. Poverty and inequality are what stunt… Read More ›
Feminist campaigner Maggie Mellon explains why she believes short term prison sentences are unhelpful – even in domestic abuse cases SCOTLAND may be poised to take a big step away from having one of the highest rates of imprisonment in Europe. … Read More ›