Supporting children and families – new legislation to clarify information sharing provisions

The following information comes from The Scottish Government, in relation to new legislation on information sharing provisions: 

Public bodies and other organisations are to have a duty to consider if the sharing of information will promote, support or safeguard the wellbeing of a child or young person.

The duty forms part of the Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill, which will also ensure that the sharing is compatible with current law and will introduce a new code of practice for information sharing with regard to the Named Person service.

Publication of the Bill follows the parliamentary statement by Deputy First Minister John Swinney earlier this year.

Mr Swinney said:

“Earlier this year I outlined the next steps for the Named Person service, following the Supreme Court judgment which required changes to the provisions relating to information sharing in the 2014 Act. I am therefore very pleased to bring forward the Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill.”


Read more about the new legislation on the Scot Gov website. 

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