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In his judgment rejecting the judicial review of the Named Persons Act, Lord Pentland made the following remarks: “The advantages of the new service are not difficult to discern: increased scope for early intervention; improved integration and co-ordination across the public services landscape; reduction in the risk that the needs of vulnerable children will be inadvertently overlooked due to communication difficulties between service providers; and the introduction of a single focal point to ensure that children and their families receive the support and services that they need.”

If that does not make it clear to those correspondents agitating against the legislation that it is there to try to protect the most vulnerable children in Scotland, nothing will.

It will not gain their sympathy, of course.

Samuel McComb

Friarsbank Terrace

Dunbar