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 ?
'Ned is amazingly patient!' said Mr Chester, glancing at this last- named person as he set down his teacup and plied the golden toothpick, 'immensely patient!
SIR, - Having been discredited over their Named Person bill, which five years down the line sits in tatters at Holyrood, it seems clear that the Scottish Government is on the verge of making another humungous mess, this time with their anti-smacking bill.
It gives a named person - the attorney - permission to make personal welfare.
The same information indicates that the named person is in extradition detention in the Hale detention unit in FR Germany, where he will remain until the decision has been made on extradition to the competent authorities of the Kingdom of Belgium.
What has happened to the SNP's named person scheme?
ROYAL Mail is accused of sidestepping data protection rules by sending junk post to a home's "occupier" instead of a named person.
Court action is being threatened by the pressure group who spearheaded the campaign to overturn the named person legislation.
Illinois Tollway Board of Directors Chairman Bob Schillerstrom was named Person of the Year by the Illinois Asphalt Pavement Association in recognition of his contributions to the advancement of the statewide asphalt industry through the Tollway's 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.
The ministry led the National Products support initiative under his supervision and was the first to promote the slogan 'together to support national products', in co-operation with major commercial and consumer centres." The award ceremony will includes the unveiling of a painted portrait of the Person of the Year by a reputable artist to be put up permanently in a dedicated place on the university's campus, in addition to granting the named person a special shield and certificate made of fine wood.
Former US President Barack Obama, who has been included in the shortlist 11 times, is the person who has been cited most often, and was named Person of the Year in both 2008 and 2012.
They can include living at a specified address, a ban on travel abroad without permission or not making contact with a named person.
SHARJAH - A Kuwaiti maritime researcher is named person of the year at Sharjah International Narrator Forum.