Wellbeing for young Scots

Wellbeing for young Scots

New website — by young people, for young people.


CYPA - GIRFEC - Q&A cover thumbnail

Questions and answers on the GIRFEC provisions in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.



Getting it right for Ryan - a video case study


Introducing the Getting it right for every child approach

Amy's story



More about wellbeing

Wellbeing is at the heart of the Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) approach



Browse our case studies and resources for practitioners

Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC)

  • Introduction

    An overview of the Getting it right for every child approach (GIRFEC)

  • What is GIRFEC?

    Our approach to improving outcomes and wellbeing for all our children

  • Named Person

    The GIRFEC approach includes making a Named Person available for every child, from birth until they reach 18

  • Lead Professional

    To co-ordinate help for a child when two or more agencies are involved

  • Network of support

    To promote well-being so that children and young people get the right help at the right time

  • National practice model

    For assessment, planning and action, practitioners can use the National Practice Model

  • Information sharing

    Sharing appropriate information at the right time improves outcomes for children and their families

  • Publications

    Guidance, reports and updates on the Getting it right approach

  • Consulting

    On the draft statutory guidance for parts 4, 5 and 18 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC)

A Guide to Getting it right for every childThe content in this section can also be printed from our PDF practice guide:

Focus on the Named Person

Getting it right for children and familiesFocusing on the key role of the Named Person in the GIRFEC approach.

Wellbeing magazine

Wellbeing magazine - Issue 2Making Scotland the best place to grow up

Telling you what we and others are doing to promote children’s rights and support their wellbeing.

Harry Burns

Sir Harry BurnsSupporting parents, and providing services which increase stability in their lives, means children are more likely to perform better at school, become more resilient in their response to challenge, and develop into healthy adults"

Sir Harry Burns, formerly Scotland's Chief Medical Officer