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Named Person

A Named Person is a single point of contact who can work with a child and their family to sort out any additional help, advice or support if they need it. The entitlement that every child will have a Named Person is likely to come into force in 2018 however some local authorities already have Named Person procedures in place.

Health visitors, head teachers or senior teachers will be the Named Person for most children and young people, depending on their age. They will also be the main contact for children and families.