"This must not go unchallenged. The Named Person will automatically be given details of appointments with the child's doctor, and countless other personal information. No parent can opt out of this system. If the family misses an appointment, or disagrees with their doctor's suggested treatment, the Named Person can and will be told."
"In our experience, the average professional who is likely to take this role (as a named person) may fail to appreciate the severity and chronicity of ME, leading to the distrust of normal, innocent families.
"ME is incurable and depends on the body to heal naturally. We have so far advised 120 families who have come under suspicion of causing their children's ill health, many of whom have been investigated by social services, and none of whom have been found blameworthy.
"It is a continuing problem that can only be exacerbated by the statist intrusion of a named guardian into the family's method of caring best for their sick child."
"In 2010 the Trust was presented with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service: the MBE for volunteer groups. It was given for pursuing the educational rights of children with ME and advancing their care. We see our role in this legal challenge as helping to prevent every parent of a sick child in Scotland seeing their natural role and rights usurped by an overweening state."
"The Named Person provision came from the GIRFEC trial - Getting It Right For Every Child. Far from getting it right, families in Highland tell me that GIRFEC's approach has led to a constant battle with schools and the local authority, who have not only failed to provide appropriate support, but disagreed with parents' views."
"We are delighted to have the support and backing of the Tymes Trust in this legal action which is so crucially important to families in Scotland. This new Holyrood law will give almost boundless powers to a state which is driven to control every aspect of people’s private lives despite the fact that Europe places family life above the interests of the state."