Judges at the UK's highest court have ruled against the Scottish government's Named Person scheme

Judges reject Scottisg Government's 'Named Persons' scheme because of confidentiality fears Credit: PA

The UK's highest court have rejected a scheme which would have given every Scottish child a named person responsible for their welfare.

The Scottish Government's 'Named Person' scheme was rejected by the Supreme Court on the grounds that the specific proposals were not within 'the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament.'

While judges said the intention of the project was laudable, it felt confidential information about children could end up being shared between numerous bodies, without the child or their parents being aware.

In their ruling, judges said some proposals breach rights to privacy and a family life under the European Convention on Human Rights.