“Named Person” information

Information from Scottish Government.

Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions about the NAMED PERSON

This is a key section of GIRFEC:

Getting it Right for Every Child (‘GIRFEC‘ or ‘Getting it Right’[1]) is Scotland‘s approach to supporting children and young people. It is intended as a framework that will allow organisations who work on behalf of Scotland’s children and their families to provide a consistent, supportive approach for all.[2]

It requires that services aimed at children and young people – social work, health, education, police, housing and voluntary organisations – adapt and streamline their systems and practices and work together. The approach encourages earlier intervention by professionals to avoid crisis situations at a later date. GIRFEC is roughly equivalent to Every Child Matters in England. Read more here: