Children and Young People (Scotland) Act

Named Person_A5_6pp_From 31 August 2016, the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act will commence. This Act states that every young person in Scotland is entitled to the support of a Named Person until the age of 18. For those young people attending school, your Named Person is likely to be your Guidance Teacher and details of this will be made available to you very soon. If you leave school before your 18th birthday, your Named Person will transfer from school staff to a member of staff who works in the Local Authority where you live. Please refer to the attached leaflet explaining the support that the Named Person can offer you, should you need it. At East Lothian Council, you can contact the Named Person Service at the email address namedpersonservice@eastlothian.gov.uk . Further details of the Named Person Service for school leavers in East Lothian will be made available over the next few months.