Developmental concerns regarding children may be raised in numerous ways, e.g. through a Health Visitor core contact, a parent goes to see the GP or the child’s preschool establishment.
The aim of this pathway is to provide timely and proportionate support to children and their families so they receive the right kind of help at the right time - For Highland's Children
Co-ordination of assessment by the Named Person, supported by colleagues in community services, is appropriate in all cases. There will occasionally be circumstances where concurrent referral to specialist services is required. See 'referral to paediatric services in Highland'.