Named Person scheme to come under fire from Ruth Davidson

NICOLA Sturgeon's controversial state guardian scheme will come under fire today when Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson meets parents opposed to the initiative.

Ruth Davidson is to meet with parents. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA

Critics of the proposal to give every child in Scotland a “named person” have claimed it is an unwarranted intrusion by the state into family life.

The scheme, which will be rolled out across Scotland in August, will see a “named person” – usually a teacher or health visitor – appointed to keep an eye on all under 18s.

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The new system is supposed to ensure a child’s wellbeing but has been described as “state-snooping” by its opponents.

Ahead of her visit to Aberfeldy, Ms Davidson said: “It’s not only an unacceptable intrusion into family life, but it spreads resource too thinly.”