Child and Young Person

GIRFEC means ‘Getting It Right For Every Child’ and is a national approach which ensures everyone’s wellbeing both in schools and home.  It makes sure that children and young people get the right support to be safe, healthy, achieving, nurtured, active, respected, responsible and included.


The Named Person

The purpose of the Named Person role is to make sure children, young people and parents have confidence that they can access help or support no matter where they live or what age the child is.

The Named Person is a central point of contact who is responsible for working with children, young people and parents, and helping them get the support they need if and when they need it.


The term ‘Named Person service’ is used to describe the organisational arrangements and context within which the Named Person role operates.
See “Policy Update on Delivering the GIRFEC Approach” -