Named person

Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) provides a clear contact for parents, carers, children and young people to ask for advice or support. This contact is known as the named person. The named person helps coordinate support if it is needed.

All children up to age 18 are entitled to a named person. Parents or children don't have to contact their named person or accept any support offered.

Read about the named person on the Scottish Government website.

Your child's named person

The named person, for children

  • from birth is the health visitor or, for families registered with the Family Nurse Partnership programme, the family nurse.
  • at primary, secondary or special school is the head teacher. Find school details.
  • at independent or grant-aided schools or a secure accommodation service is the head of the establishment.


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