The Named Person
GIRFEC stands for ‘Getting It Right For Every Child’. Part of The Children and Young People Act (Scotland) 2014, it is the Scottish Government-led approach to making sure that our children and young people – and their parents or carers – can get all the help and support they need from birth right through to age 18 (or beyond if still in school).
The vast majority of Scotland’s children and young people get the love and support they need from within their families and their wider, local communities. But even the most loving and caring families can sometimes need extra support. The GIRFEC approach aims to make it as easy as possible for any child or young person (and their parents) to get that help or support if they need it.
To provide that support when needed, every child in Scotland has a named individual, the Named Person, as a single point of contact. This Named Person has a responsibility to provide help and support when asked and can draw together other services if needed, co-ordinating help for the child or parents. Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Named Person at any time.
The Named Person in Mosspark Primary School is Mrs Catriona McBride, the school’s Additional Support Needs Co-ordinator.