Parliament Parents for Scottish Babies

Scotland’s Parliament was revealed in May to be considering, as part of its Children & Young People Bill, guaranteeing that specific, named persons would be appointed for every Scottish child at birth, charged with overseeing that child’s welfare until adulthood. A Daily Telegraph story acknowledged the bill is “remarkably vague” about the duties and powers of the designated persons, and thus it’s unclear how the law might affect typical parent-child relationships.