named person

named person

A term of art which, as used in the context of safeguarding children in the UK, refers to a specified doctor, nurse, midwife or other professional—for NHS Direct, ambulance trusts and independent providers—who plays a key role in those bodies (e.g., NHS Trusts, NHS Foundation Trusts and Primary Care Trusts) that provide services for children.

A named person (NP) is a Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) consultant and a CAMHS nurse at a trust, who has additional duties in their job description for safeguarding children. The names of these people are made known to clinicians, so the clinicians have a person to contact should they have any concerns or questions. NPs are known to partner agencies and represent the trust at relevant meetings and act as a contact point for partner agencies.

NPs are central to promoting good professional practice within a trust, ensuring that a safeguarding children training strategy is in place and delivered within their organisation, and providing advice and expertise for fellow professionals. NPs should have specific expertise in child health and development, child maltreatment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The NP is usually responsible for conducting the trust’s internal case reviews, unless he or she was personally involved in the case (in which case the review defaults to the Designated Health Professional). The NP will also ensure that any resulting required action is followed up.
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said Mr Chester, glancing at this last- named person as he set down his teacup and plied the golden toothpick, 'immensely patient
A CLASSIC example of big government, and a nanny state being defeated for interfering too much in family life, was the recent Supreme Court decision unanimously ruling that the Scottish Government's named person scheme is unlawful.
I want to clarify that the Waqf Board has not given any statement and the named person has no relation with Waqf Board.
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Prize must be taken on the night of Friday, February 13, 2009 is valid for the named person only and the prize is non transeferable for other goods or services.
James Ruddell, a senior engineering manager at Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB), has been named Person of the Year by the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA).
All packets must be addressed to a named person, using the appropriate British Forces Post Office number.
Gene Robinson was consecrated as the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church USA (and named Person of the Year by The Advocate), a special commission created by ECUSA's parent, the worldwide Anglican Communion, addressed growing church divisions over homosexuality.
NICOLA Sturgeon will press ahead with plans to introduce a named person for every child in Scotland despite claims the policy is "broken" and in "tatters".
The duty forms part of the Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill, which will also ensure that the sharing is compatible with current law and will introduce a new code of practice for information sharing with regard to the Named Person service.
The Government's Named Person scheme is back on track after winning the approval of MSPs