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.
References in classic literature ?
said Mr Chester, glancing at this last- named person as he set down his teacup and plied the golden toothpick, 'immensely patient
Power said the campaign had decided to honor all the women imprisoned unfairly in North Korea as one, so as not to put a named person at risk of retribution.
The response to this request must be hand delivered or mailed to the above named person at the above named address in such a manner that it is received no later than 1:00 PM, September 17, 2015.
The Implementing Named Person and Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) Conference is perfectly timed to examine the challenges surrounding the Named Person and GIRFEC provisions of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.
Cozy Friedman, the ludicrously named person who runs it, says: "You can see right away on the playground whose hair was done by her dad.
On a lighter note, a postcard entitled Kissing Ticket and sent in 1906, entitles the named person, a JH Thomas, possibly Jenkin, "to kiss anyone's best girl, provided the girl is willing".
If the deceased left a will, it will specify a named person to deal with the estate or, if there is no will, it will be the next of kin.
The highest amount allegedly stolen from a single individual was "monies to the value of PS2,000" from a named person between July and August 2011.
The board of Deeside (Wales) Community Media said yesterday: "The named person relinquished his 'on-air and board position' within the organisation in October of last year and remained on sick leave until January this year when he departed completely from the organisation due to health reasons.
He was named Person of the Year in 2009 by the Latin Recording Academy, which produces the Latin Grammys.
58 cash from a named person, and fraud by false representation by using a stolen debit card to obtain goods worth PS240.