If you do need help
Access to help is made easier when children, young people, families and practitioners working with children and young people, know who to contact.
To ensure children/young people and their families get the right help at the right time, each child/young person in Shetland will have a Named Person in the universal services of health (pre-school) and education (school age).
They will arrange help for a child/young person if required. Your child/young person’s Named Person will be:
- Up to 10 days - Midwife
- 10 days to starting Primary — Health Visitor
- At Primary— Head Teacher or other as arranged at the school
- At Secondary— Pupil Support teacher or other as arranged at the school
In some circumstances, it becomes clear that a child/young person needs more co-ordinated and/or specialist help. In such cases a Lead Professional will be identified to manage assessment and planning.
The Lead Professional will also then go on to oversee the delivery of the agreed plan to support the child/young person in achieving their agreed outcomes. They will also arrange and carry out reviews to make sure that the support is working and to take into account any changes.