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What GIRFEC is?

What is Getting It Right for Every Child (GIRFEC)?

Getting It Right For Every Child also known as GIRFEC is the national approach in Scotland to improving outcomes and supporting the wellbeing of our children and young people by offering the right help at the right time from the right people.  It supports them and their parent(s) to work in partnership with the services that can help them.

Parents, carers, and families have ultimate responsibility for ensuring that their children's needs are met to support their wellbeing. 

In Glasgow, we will put the rights and wellbeing of children and young people at the heart of services that can support the child, young person and families.  This support will be provided in partnership with parents in universal services: such as, nurseries, schools, health visitors and third sector organisations working in communities.

We will support children, young people and their families to ensure:

  • children get the best start in life;
  • we build on the family's strengths to help them become more confident parents or carers;
  • we provide assistance and support when needed to improve the child or young person's wellbeing and development. 

The purpose of the Getting It Right for Every Child approach is to offer preventative solutions and/or support that improve outcomes for the child or young person to sustain or improve their wellbeing. 

Further information is available in the Scottish Government leaflet.

This new approach does not change the way you would report child protection concerns.

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