Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) is the Scottish Government's approach to 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 is promoted.

Wellbeing is described by 8 indicators (sometimes called SHANARRI):

  • Safe
  • Healthy
  • Achieving
  • Nurtured
  • Active
  • Respected
  • Responsible
  • Included

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 Named person
Pre-birth until starts school or 5 years old Health Visitor
Primary/Secondary age Headteacher / Depute Headteacher / Guidance Teacher / Pastoral Teacher


GIRFEC Review of Progress
GIRFEC Review of Progress May 2011
Integrated Assessment Framework forms
Form 1 - The Child or Young Person and Family Profile
Form 2 - SHANARRI Observations and Assessment Form
Form 3 - My World Triangle Assessment
Form 4 - Child or Young Person’s Plan
Form 5 - Report for Child or Young Person's Meeting
Form 6 - Record of Child or Young Person's Meeting
Form 7 - Chronology
Form 8 - Consent to Share Information
Form 9 - Non-disclosure of Information
Form 10A - Placement Arrangement
Form 10B - Placement Agreement
Integrated Assessment Framework Issue Log
Integrated Assessment Framework guidance
Guidance Title Page and Contents
Guidance Section 1 - Summary
Guidance Section 2 - Integrated Assessment Framework
Guidance Section 3 - Information Sharing
Guidance Section 4 - Forms
Guidance Section 5 - Guidance on Form Completion
Integrated Children's Services Plan
Integrated Children's Service Plan 2010-2015
Parenting Strategy
Falkirk's Children's Commission Parenting Strategy