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
The Child's Plan is a tool that has been developed for practitioners to assist in assessment and planning to meet children and young people’s needs.
Based on the GIRFEC national practice model, The Child’s Plan is based on improving outcomes for children and young people, embedding the principles of GIRFEC in service delivery and planning. This approach should be child-centred, where assessments are carried out "with" the child and family and not “to” the child and family.
If you work with children, young people and families and require any Child’s Plan documents, please email:
- GIRFEC Review of Progress May 2011
- Integrated Children's Service Plan 2010-2015
- Falkirk's Children's Commission Parenting Strategy