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Cash raised to oppose guardians

The initial £30,000 required to fund a legal case against Scottish Government plans to appoint a state monitor for every young person in Scotland has been raised.

Plans to give every child in Scotland a "named ­guardian" were approved last month by MSPs.

The Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill includes plans to appoint a named official, such as a health worker or teacher, to oversee every child's welfare and liaise with their family.

The Christian Institute, whose director, Colin Hart, branded the move a "dreadful extension of the state's tentacles into family life", is seeking a judicial review against the proposal.

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