National Third Sector GIRFEC Project

Third Sector Touchpoints

Getting it Right For Every Child Touchpoint

Touchpoint is a checklist to help Third Sector organisations prepare for parts 4,5 and 18 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2015, due to come into force in August 2016.

These relate to:

  • The Provision of Named Persons
  • The Child’s Plan
  • Assessment of Wellbeing

The checklist reflects the duties and responsibilities relevant to Third Sector organisations* and should be used in a way that reflects individual organisations’ needs.

It is based on tools designed by the Scottish Government, adapted for Third Sector organisations by The National Third Sector GIRFEC Project working in partnership with Children in Scotland, Glasgow Council for Voluntary Service, and the Health and Social Care Alliance.


Touchpoint Prevention - Landscape View

Touchpoint Prevention - Potrait View


Touchpoint Support - Landscape View

Touchpoint support - Potrait View

Using Third Sector Touchpoint  

Touchpoint is a planning tool. The checklist should be used in a way that reflects each organisation’s own context and operational circumstances, and in conjunction with other relevant materials, tools and guidelines, including:

Should you have any questions or feedback about this Third Sector Touchpoint or the wider Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2015, we are keen to hear back from you. Although we may not be able to meet every individual request for assistance, we will always get back to you and seek to use the information we receive to shape our work and inform the National Implementation Support Group of the specific needs of Third Sector organisations.   

All correspondence should be directed to

*Third Sector Touchpoint takes account of the Scottish Government’s Draft Statutory Guidance on Parts 4, 5 and 18 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2015. The documents may need to be updated to reflect any changes when the revised draft guidance is issued later this year.