Government Reaffirms Commitment to Named Person

The Scottish Government has reaffirmed its commitment to the named person service to support children and families. The service, which sees family health visitors and senior teachers take on the ‘named person’ role to ensure children can get timely access to advice and services when they need it, will be introduced across the country following Parliament’s cross-party vote – by 103 votes to zero – for the Children and Young People Act in 2014. Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education John Swinney has also indicated that the Government will refresh the guidance provided to professionals and the communication of the policy to the public. “We know most children and young people get all the help and support they need from their parents, wider family and community, but sometimes they may need extra support,” commented Mr Swinney. “It is impossible to predict who will need this support or when. That is why the named person service is for every child – so c

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