Named person

Our commitment to the UNCRC is built on practical foundations, including through the universal services of health and education.

Children, young people and families need to know who they can contact when they need access to relevant support for their own, or their child or young person’s wellbeing.

Within the GIRFEC approach, these foundations are carried out through the role of a named person who is able to provide a clear point of contact within universal services, if a child, young person or family want information, advice or help. 

The support of a named person is available to all children, young people and their families. However, there is no obligation on children, young people and families to accept the offer of advice or support from a named person. 

Further information can be found in Getting it right for every child: role of the named person 





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