The Named Person service

The term ‘Named Person Service’ is used to describe the organisational arrangements and context within which the Named Person role operates.

The Named Person Service includes making a Named Person available to each child and young person, and the provision of all policies and procedures that support and relate to the Named Person role (e.g. local information sharing protocols). The Named Person Service also includes providing management support to Named Persons, including robust professional support and supervision. The service should incorporate clear governance structures to ensure that there is accountability within the organisation for making decisions and putting in place policies and procedures to support Named Persons in carrying out their role.

See “Policy Update on Delivering the GIRFEC Approach” -