THE NAMED PERSON
(The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 )
Most children and young people get all the support they need from their parents, wider family and community, but sometimes, perhaps unexpectedly, they may need a bit of extra help. Many parents say that when they need help it’s not available and they don’t know who to go to.
The Named Person ensures that there is someone who is responsible for helping them get the support they need if and when they need it. From 31 August 2016, children and young people from birth to 18, or beyond if still in school, and their parents will have access to a Named Person to help them get the support they need. (For more information click the picture above or follow this link: http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0050/00500763.pdf )