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Holyrood brings in new
laws for child protection

Scotsman [Edinburgh], by Scott MacNab

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Posted By:Ribicon, 2/19/2014 10:30:32 PM

Controversial plans to create a state-appointed “guardian” for all children across Scotland were passed at Holyrood last night. It will create a new layer of protection to detect youngsters suffering in abusive families and follows a string of tragic toddler deaths in recent years. The change is also aimed at helping to spot health and emotional problems in the country’s children and provide better support for families. It means health visitors, midwives or school teachers will now take on the role of a “Named Person”, with a duty of support for every youngster up to the age of 18 across

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Who needs a family when you have a "village?" Just a few steps to the side of A Brave New World.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/19/2014 11:25:35 PM     (No. 9739254)

Gee, silly me. I always that a child´s "Named Person" was his mother and father.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StuartL, 2/20/2014 2:51:01 AM     (No. 9739316)

Once upon a time there were people known as Godmothers and Godfathers...

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