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The Scottish Government has decided that every child in Scotland must be allocated a state-employed ‘‘named person” who is responsible for the child’s ‘wellbeing’.

These blanket measures will operate regardless of whether welfare concerns exist. Many are deeply worried about how this proposal could undermine parental rights and disrupt family life.

If you share these concerns, or want to learn more, please attend this crucial conference featuring those from journalism, academia, education, politics, religious backgrounds, as well as parents.


  • Allan Massie CBE  (Journalist & Author)
  • Dr Stuart Waiton  (Sociologist)
  • Dr Mike Fitzpatrick (GP & Author) 
  • Liz Smith MSP
  • Maggie Mellon (Independent Social Services Consultant)
  • Dr Jennifer Cunningham (Community Paediatrician)
  • Colin Hart, Alison Preuss, Eileen Prior

Booking: Desirable but not essential

Cost: Free



Salisbury Suite
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
81 Holyrood Road
Edinburgh, United Kingdom