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Wellbeing for young Scots

Wellbeing for young Scots

Wellbeing for Young Scots
Website by young people, for young people

Child's Plan - Key facts

Not every child will require a Child’s Plan.

A Child’s Plan will be available for a child who needs extra support that is not generally available to address their needs and improve their wellbeing. A Child's Plan will also be put in place where there are child protection measures.

The Child’s Plan will offer a consistent approach to how extra support that is not generally available is planned, delivered and coordinated. 

It will help services to co-ordinate additional help offered to a child, tailored to meet their specific needs and circumstances.

A Child’s Plan is developed in partnership with the child, their parent(s) and the services involved.

It will be coordinated by a Lead Professional who will work with the child, parents and those supporting the child to ensure that the plan is taken forward to meet the needs identified.

The Child’s Plan will contain:

information about why the plan has been created, what it is aiming to achieve, and the actions to be taken to improve the child’s wellbeing.

The child’s Named Person will be a partner to the Child’s Plan.

A child’s Named Person will usually be their health visitor for pre-school children or a promoted teacher - such as their head or guidance teacher - for school aged children.