Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) Practice Guidance 1 - Using the National Practice Model - Easy Read

This guidance on using the National Practice Model is for people who work with children, young people and families. The guidance should help people to understand more about wellbeing.

Step 1: Wellbeing Indicators

The law says parents must protect the health, development and welfare of their children. GIRFEC aims to make sure that families will be offered early support to do this.

Children have these needs for good wellbeing:

1. Safe feeling safe, cared for and listened to when growing up. Protected from abuse, neglect or harm.

2. Healthy - having the best physical and mental health possible. Access to good health care. Support to make healthy and safe choices.

3. Achieving - supported and guided in learning skills, confidence and self-esteem.

4. Nurtured – growing, developing and being cared for in a place that feels safe. Getting the kindness and compassion needed to be healthy and positive.

5. Active - having opportunities to take part in activities like play and sport. This helps healthy growth and development at home, in school and in the community.

6. Respected - having a voice and being involved in decisions that affect them.

7. Responsible - having opportunities and the chance to take active roles at home, in school and in the community. Having advice and support if needed.

8. Included – having help to overcome inequalities. Be accepted as part of their family, school and community.



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