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 4: Making a plan for Support

When the child or young person's needs are clear they can be set out using wellbeing indicators. These can point to what is most important and what needs to change for the child or young person's wellbeing.

Any child or young person who needs extra support should have a plan to meet their needs and improve their wellbeing.

The plan could be made by a single organisation or several organisations working together. Everyone involved should use all their skills and experience to meet the child or young person's needs.

Checking on a child or young person's progress is an important part of a child's plan. The Resilience Matrix should be part of the review of the plan.

The five key GIRFEC questions should also be used when thinking about a child or young person's wellbeing needs:

  • What is getting in the way of wellbeing?
  • Do I have all the information I need to help?
  • What can I do now to help?
  • What can my service do now to help?
  • What other help is needed from others?



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