What is GIRFEC?

Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC)  is the national approach in Scotland designed to improving outcomes for children and young people by offering the right help at the right time from the right people.

Most children get all the support and help they need from their parent(s), wider family and local community. There may be times, however, when a child or family need additional advice or support. The GIRFEC approach helps children, young people and their families work in partnership with the services that can help them. It puts the rights and wellbeing of children and young people at the heart of the services that support them - such as early years services, schools, and the NHS - to ensure that everyone works together to improve outcomes for a child or young person.

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What is wellbeing?

To help make sure everyone – children, young people, parents, and the services that support them – has a common understanding of what wellbeing means, we describe it in terms of eight indicators.

 Understanding Wellbeing