1. The Deputy First Minister announced in Parliament on the 7 th March 2017 he will bring forward a Bill that will include new provisions on when and how information can be shared by and with the Named Person service. The new provisions will ensure that we address the Supreme Court's judgment of 28 th July on the Named Person, live up to our objective of supporting children and young people and give them and their families reassurance that their rights are respected fully. The intention is to introduce the Bill by July 2017 and the Scottish Government will work with Parliament to agree a timetable to enable commencement in 2018.
As the Scottish Government works towards commencement of the Named Person legislative provisions, local authorities, health boards and partners can continue to progress the GIRFEC approach and continue to develop and deliver "Named Person" services in line with current policy and existing legislation on information sharing.
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