Parents & Carers
GIRFEC for Parents & Carers
What is a Named Person?
You and your child will soon have the right to support from a Named Person if you need it.
What is Wellbeing?
The wellbeing of children and young people is at the heart of Getting it right for every child.
What is a Lead Professional?
The Lead Professional is the professional whose agency has the greatest responsibility to the child.
When is Child’s plan needed?
Lots of children receive help or support from health services or from their school from time to time, and this will continue to be the case.
What is Extra Support?
Some children require Extra Support at times during their childhood.
Getting it right for every child is important for everyone who works with children and young people – as well as many people who work with adults who look after children.
Children and Young People Act
The Children and Young People Bill was passed by the Scottish Parliament on 19 February 2013, and it received Royal Assent on 27 March 2014, making the Bill an Act of the Scottish Parliament.
The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act provides that information should be shared between services and the Named Person if it is likely to be relevant to promote, support or safeguard the wellbeing of the child.