Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) Practice Guidance 4 - Information sharing

This guidance aims to clarify the circumstances in which information can be shared with another agency, the considerations that need to be taken into account to ensure sharing information with another agency is appropriate, and the importance of involving children, young people and families.

Practice Guidance – Getting information sharing right for every child

This is the fourth Practice Guidance in a series to help and support practitioners and managers embed and implement Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) into their everyday practice. This guidance should be read in conjunction with the Scottish Government’s GIRFEC Policy Statement, which refreshes our GIRFEC Values and Principles, and the Core Components of the approach.

The Guidance series is designed to provide further information on the key roles of GIRFEC, Assessment of Wellbeing, on how to use the National Practice Model and to guide our practice and provide clarity and confidence in Information sharing.

The Practice Guidance

Practice Guidance 1. Using the National Practice Model

  • Improving outcomes using the Wellbeing Indicators (SHANARRI)
  • Gathering information with the My World Triangle
  • Analysing information with the Resilience Matrix

Practice Guidance 2. The role of the named person

Practice Guidance 3. The role of the lead professional

Practice Guidance 4. Information sharing

The Statutory Guidance

Assessment of Wellbeing – Part 18 (Section 96) of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014



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