Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) is the Scottish Government's approach
improve children's services. The wellbeing of all children and young people is
at the heart of GIRFEC. Services must work together with children, young people
and their families to provide quick and effective support when it is needed.
The Children and Young People Act (Scotland) 2014, will mean key parts of GIRFEC
become law in 2016.
Every child and young person will have a Named Person to make sure their wellbeing
Wellbeing is described by 8 indicators (sometimes called SHANARRI):
Who is my named person?
Your named person can help if you are a child or young person worried about your
wellbeing, or a parent worried about your child / young person's wellbeing.
|Stage of child/young person
|Pre-birth until starts school or 5 years old
||Headteacher / Depute Headteacher / Guidance Teacher / Pastoral Teacher
We are delighted to be able to launch Version 3 which is a refresh of the former
Integrated Assessment Framework, now known as the Child's Plan, renamed by the Scottish Government.
The Child's Plan forms, guidance and other related documents can be found on the
GIRFEC Practitioner Pages where you can also find useful information leaflets including:
- GIRFEC Review of Progress May 2011
- Integrated Children's Service Plan 2010-2015
- Falkirk's Children's Commission Parenting Strategy