Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC): practice guidance 2 – role of the named person

Guidance intended for practitioners and service leads that work with children, young people and families. This guidance clarifies who would be the appropriate practitioner to fulfil this role.

Practice Guidance – The Role Of The Named Person

This is the second of a Practice Guidance series to support practitioners and managers embed and implement Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) into their everyday practice. This guidance should be read in conjunction with the Scottish Government's GIRFEC Policy Statement, which refreshes our GIRFEC Values and Principles, and the Core Components of the approach.

The Guidance series is designed to provide further information on the key roles of GIRFEC, Assessment of Wellbeing, how to use the National Practice Model and to guide our practice and provide clarity and confidence in Information sharing.

The Practice Guidance

Policy Statement

Practice Guidance 1. Using the National Practice Model

  • Improving outcomes using the Wellbeing Indicators
  • Gathering information with the My World Triangle
  • Analysing information with the Resilience Matrix

Practice Guidance 2. The role of the named person

Practice Guidance 3. The role of the lead professional

Practice Guidance 4. Information sharing

The Statutory Guidance

Assessment of Wellbeing – Part 18 (Section 96) of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014



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