Named Person guidelines

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Dear Highland Council,

I would be grateful if you could inform me the exact framework, guidelines & practices of the Highland Council that are currently in use concerning the Named Person Scheme.

Yours faithfully,

C Selvester

Highland Council

Case Ref: HC0226-347

 

Dear C Selvester,

We acknowledge receipt of your request for information under the
FOI legislation received on 29/07/2016.

Subject:

Exact Framework, Guidelines & Practices of Highland Council

 

Request Detail:

Dear Highland Council, I would be grateful if you could inform me the
exact framework, guidelines & practices of the Highland Council that are
currently in use concerning the Named Person Scheme. Yours faithfully, C
Selvester

 

The Highland Council will endeavour to respond within the legislative time
scale of 20 working days from date of receipt unless further clarification
of your request is required.

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The Highland Council

 

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Dear C Selvester,

 

Please find attached our response to your Freedom of Information Request
which we have referenced as HC0226-347.

 

Kind Regards,
Craig

 

Craig Barron | Systems Support Officer | Care & Learning

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buntainn ri gnothachas Chomhairle na Gàidhealtachd, 's ann leis an neach
fhèin a chuir air falbh e a tha iad, is chan eil iad an-còmhnaidh a'
riochdachadh beachdan na Comhairle, no buidhnean buntainneach, agus chan
eil am post-d seo na phàirt de chunnradh sam bith mura h-eil sin air
innse.

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Dear Craig Barron,

Many thanks for ur rapid response. I'm off to do some reading! Thanks again.

Yours sincerely,

c selvester

Highland Council

Case Ref: HC0226-455

 

Dear C Selvester,

We acknowledge receipt of your request for information under the
FOI legislation received on 25/08/2016.

Subject:

Named Person Information

 

Request Detail:

Dear Highland Council, The Highland Council have been unofficially
running the named person scheme since 2009. As the supreme court have
ruled that the information sharing provisions to be "not in accordance
with the law" and have now put a block on this scheme being implemented
across Scotland until the info sharing and the guidance etc are fixed i
would like to know several things . 1 : Are HC still running the NAME
PERSON scheme or has it been paused ? 2 : In the time HC have been
running this how many children and been put on a child's plan? Or had
the NP involved in their family lives ? 3 : How many kids were on the
protection register before the NP was implemented ? 4 : Have parents
been informed that their kids have a named person? As this is a legal
requirement ? If so i would like to see the letter or other relevant
info that's been sent to parents . 5 : What complaints procedure does HC
have in place for parents and families ? Please provide a copy . 6 : How
many complaints have been received from families about about the NP or
their conduct ? 7 : What statutory footing was used for this being
implemented 5 years before the act was voted on in parliament ? Thank
you Yours faithfully, c selvester

 

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Yours Sincerely,

 

The Highland Council

 

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buntainn ri gnothachas Chomhairle na Gàidhealtachd, 's ann leis an neach
fhèin a chuir air falbh e a tha iad, is chan eil iad an-còmhnaidh a'
riochdachadh beachdan na Comhairle, no buidhnean buntainneach, agus chan
eil am post-d seo na phàirt de chunnradh sam bith mura h-eil sin air
innse.

Listening * Open * Valuing * Improving * Supporting * Partnering * Delivering
Èisteachd * Fosgailte * Luach * Leasachadh * Taic * Com-pàirteachas *
Lìbhrigeadh

Craig Barron, Highland Council

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Dear C Selvester,

 

Please find attached our response to your Freedom of Information request
which we have referenced as HC0226-455.

 

Kind Regards,
Craig

 

Craig Barron | Systems Support Officer | Care & Learning

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Mura h-eil na beachdan a tha air an cur an cèill sa phost-d seo a'
buntainn ri gnothachas Chomhairle na Gàidhealtachd, 's ann leis an neach
fhèin a chuir air falbh e a tha iad, is chan eil iad an-còmhnaidh a'
riochdachadh beachdan na Comhairle, no buidhnean buntainneach, agus chan
eil am post-d seo na phàirt de chunnradh sam bith mura h-eil sin air
innse.

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Èisteachd * Fosgailte * Luach * Leasachadh * Taic * Com-pàirteachas *
Lìbhrigeadh

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The requester has asked several questions and it would appear that at least 1 of those hasn't been replied to, or been fudged.

Question :

4 : Have parents been informed that their kids have a named person? As this is a legal requirement ? If so i would like to see the letter or other relevant info that's been sent to parents .

The reply :

Parents are routinely informed of the role played by midwives, health visitors and the school at the point of first contact. We have not provided written information for health visitors for some time, but new material is presently being developed. Information regarding schools is routinely included in school handbooks, for example see p15 at: http://www.highland.gov.uk/downloads/fil....

The requester didnt ask for information on the role of midwives/health visitors etc . The requester specifically asked if parents have been informed if their kids have a named person . Which is different to informing them what role a midwife has .

So have parents been specifically informed that their kids have a named person ? Yes or no ?

Highland Council

Case Ref: HC0226-689

 

Dear C Selvester,

We acknowledge receipt of your request for information under the
FOI legislation received on 22/10/2016.

Subject:

Suicide Stats - 1996-2016

 

Request Detail:

Dear Highland Council, I would like the following information, 1. The
number of suicides in Inverness - per year - starting from 1996 until
2016. 2. The number of suicides in the Highlands & Islands - per year -
starting from 1996 until 2016 Yours faithfully, c selvester

 

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riochdachadh beachdan na Comhairle, no buidhnean buntainneach, agus chan
eil am post-d seo na phàirt de chunnradh sam bith mura h-eil sin air
innse.

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Neil Crawford, Highland Council

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at

 

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innse.

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