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The Children and Young People (Information Sharing) Bill: FOI release

Published: 18 Dec 2017

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
18 Dec 2017
The Children and Young People (Information Sharing) Bill: FOI release

FOI reference: FOI/17/02787
Date received: 20 November 2017
Date responded: 18 December 2017

Information requested

Copies, or the information contained therein, of all minutes/summaries/notes of meetings held between 1st October and 8th November 2017 between Scottish Government Ministers and/or officials with any organisation who subsequently gave evidence to the Education and Skills Committee on the Children and Young People (Information Sharing) Bill.

Response

I enclose a copy of the information you requested in the attached Annex A for meetings with organisations who subsequently gave evidence at the Education and Skills Committee regarding the Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill.

The Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill Team also had contact with the following organisations through phone calls where no notes where taken:

  • Scottish Guidance Association – 2nd October 2017
  • Scottish Prison Service – 3rd October 2017
  • Families Outside – 30th October 2017

In addition I have enclosed copies of meeting notes from meetings between the 1st October 2017 and 8th November 2017 with organisations who did not give oral evidence but submitted written evidence or who have an interest in the Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill and wider Named Person Service. These can be found in Annex B.

The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills also attended two meetings in this timescale with organisations who gave evidence at the Education and Skills Committee and who have an interest in the Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill.

The Deputy First Minister and the Chief Nursing Officer met with RCN officials on the 11th October 2017 to discuss concerns relating to the code of practice as currently drafted and the provisions in the information sharing bill were discussed. No formal notes were taken.

The second was with a group of Information Sharing Practitioners on the 31st October 2017. A summary of the meeting can be found in Annex C.

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Central Enquiry Unit
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