Girfec – getting it right for every child

GIRFEC-LogoGirfec is the Scottish Government’s programme that aims to improve outcomes for all children and young people by promoting a shared approach that builds solutions with and around children and familes. It enables children to get the help they need when they need it.

You can download very useful documentation (all published December 2014) from the following Scottish Government webpage – Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 – GIRFEC Q&A for practitioners (documents all uploaded December 2014).

It includes information on:

  • Wellbeing
  • Named persons
  • Child’s plans
  • Information sharing
  • Q&A for parents and families
  • Other useful documentation

Other useful girfec-related downloads/resources

Download useful Girfec resources on the Health & Social Care Alliance Scotland website.

Download ‘A Guide to Getting it right for every child’ (June 2012), essential reading for anyone involved or working with children and young people, including practitioners working in adult services with parents and carers.

Download ‘Getting our Priorities Right’ (April 2013), updated good practice guidance for all agencies & practitioners working with children, young people and families affected by problematic alcohol and/or drug use.

More information on Getting it right can be found at For Highland Children’s website.

Download Highland Children Services’ Getting it Right for Every Child Practice Guidance (2016)