An examination of the Named Person Role in Practice

Report
An examination of
the Named Person
Role in Practice
GIRFEC
• The wellbeing of all children and young people
is at the centre of GIRFEC
• There are eight well-being indicators which
provide a common language for practitioners
and ensure that all aspects of well being are
promoted, supported and safeguarded.
• The eight indicators are safe, healthy,
achieving, nurtured, active, respected,
responsible and included.
The Named Person
• Health Boards have a duty to provide a named
person for all children residing within their
area.
• The Local Authority has a duty to provide a
named person for all children residing within
their area of school age.
The Functions of the Named Person
• To advise, inform or support the child or
parent
• To help the child or parent to access a service
or support
• To discuss or raise a matter regarding the child
with another service or agency which may be
able to provide information or support to the
child and family
Midwifery role
• Best practice and the Named Midwife
• Midwife as Named Person in Highland
• The Named Person for the new-born child will
routinely be the mothers named midwife
where they are employed by or commissioned
by the Health Board
GIRFEC 5 questions
• What is getting in the way of this woman or baby’s wellbeing?
• Do I have all the information I need to help this woman or
baby?
• What can I do now to help this woman or baby?
• What can my service do to help this woman or baby?
• What help, if any, may be needed from others?
Health Visitor Role
• The health visitor provides a universal service to
all pre school children
• This involves a series of core contacts where the
focus is on the well-being of the child and parent
• The Health Visitor is able to identify at an early
stage using the well-being indicators those
children and families where early intervention
will support promote and safeguard well-being by
quickly developing a support network
GIRFEC 5 questions
• What is getting in the way of this child or
parent’s wellbeing?
• Do I have all the information I need to help
this child or parent
• What can I do now to help this child or parent
• What can my service do to help this child or
parent
• What help, if any, may be needed from
others?
The Named Person in Education
• Generally the Named Person in Education will be
a promoted member of staff within a school
• Support is provided to the child/young person
through day to day activities within the school
following the principles of GIRFEC supported by
the Curriculum for Excellence
• The Named Person will be able to identify at an
early stage where there are any concerns about
any aspect of the child’s well being using the wellbeing indicators
GIRFEC 5 questions
• What is getting in the way of this child or young
person’s well- being?
• Do I have all the information I need to help this
child/ young person?
• What can I do now to help this child/ young
person?
• What can my service do to help this child/young
person/
• What help, if any, may be needed from others?
Scenario Part One
• N.B Details of scenario only available on the
day of the conference
Scenario Part Two
• N.B Details of scenario only available on the
day of the conference
Scenario Part Three
• N.B Details of scenario only available on the
day of the conference
Scenario Part Four
• N.B Details of scenario only available on the
day of the conference
The Named Person in Practice
Consider –
What has changed for you in your practice in the
last year?
What challenges lie ahead?
Guidance
• Proposal for the development of guidance to
support the GIRFEC provisions in the Children
and Young People(Scotland) Act 2014
Scottish Government (2014)

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