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

The National Practice Model seeks to support practitioners to consider ways to improve wellbeing outcomes for a child or young person

2. Overview of key changes

The refreshed National Practice Model contains a number of key changes throughout the document:

  • Greater emphasis on child-centred, rights-respecting, strengths-based practice and the inclusion of children, young people and their families at every stage of the process;
  • Simpler language identified which can be used when working together with children, young people and families;
  • A deeper understanding of the impact of trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in considering the My World Triangle; and
  • Further detail provided on the Resilience Matrix.



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