Getting it right is a way of working consistently and supportively with all Scotland’s children, young people, and their families and acting quickly if they need help.
It’s being used in families, schools, nurseries, health care, social work, law enforcement, housing and some support services for adults. It has been designed to thread through all services and areas that involve children and young people of any age.
Taking care of our children’s well-being and making sure they are alright – even before they are born – helps us ensure the most positive outcomes for them later in life. It gives them the potential to grow up ready to succeed and play their part in society.
This is information for parents about GIRFEC and the Children and Young People’s Act (2014).
Parent Council Presentation (12 slides, 0.25MB, .PDF).
Original PowerPoint presentation: Parent Council Presentation (12 slides, 3.5MB. .pptx file).
The new ‘wellbeing for young Scots’ site provides an information point which children and young people can refer to access information on the key role of the Named Person, find out about wellbeing and what it means and how to get extra support.
» Find out more http://www.wellbeingforyoungscots.org/about the new site.
We have just redesigned our East Lothian GIRFEC site and hope that you will find it easy to use and informative. This is an interactive site, so we really hope that you will keep us up to date with your experiences, good practice and policy developments, and also raise any questions you have.
Look forward to hearing from you soon.
Just posted latest updated version of our East Lothian Integrated Children’s Services Plan (2013-2017). If you’ve got any comments or queries, post them in using the comment form below.
We have just launched the East Lothian Integrated Childrens Services Plan 2013-2017, which is driven by a common commitment across partners to improve how we work with families, children and young people to achieve the best outcomes. By setting our plan within the Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) framework, we ensure that we take a strategic and co-ordinated approach towards achieving these outcomes. The plan covers children and young people from birth – 18 years old (and beyond for some young people for whom we have statutory responsibilities and address issues of transition).