The Scotland named person appointed by the government could be a school teacher, health worker, or a host of other state approved individuals other than the actual parents or grandparents of the child. The government guardian will have the authority to report concerns which allegedly pertain to the well being of the child to local authorities.
Every child will be appointed a government guardian for the purposes of ensuring their well being. Opponents to the mandate have formed the NO2NP campaign to fight back against the looming "named person" law. The NO2NP campaign has mounted a costly legal challenge to the named person laws. The lawsuit focuses on the "defense of family life against state intrusion." The group also feels that the pending law intrudes upon the European Convention on Human Rights, Article 8 in particular. That segment on the human rights rules guarantee the right to "respect private family and life."
Scottish Christians are concerned about how risks to a child's well being will actually be defined. Religious freedom worries voiced include problems arising when parents teach their children that a marriage is a union of one man to one woman and other restrictions issued by parents relating to birth control and relationship with the opposite sex when the children become teens.
Faith liberty expert Elizabeth Kendal had this to say about the government guardian mandate in Scotland:
"It can be imagined how this law could become a weapon in the hands of anti-Christian elements of state guardians with agendas and of all manner of social engineers. This law will turn state employees into informants to enforce state ideology and conservative Christian parents will be powerless to prevent it. The law is wide open for abuse. Whilst currently it may not look like a religious liberty issue, the way is open for it to become one."