Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC): child's plan - practice statement

Provides an overview of the consideration and function of the non-statutory child's plan within getting it right for every child (GIRFEC).

Practice Statement – The child’s plan within Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC)

This Practice Statement complements the guidance series published in September 2022 to help and support practitioners and managers embed and implement Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) into their everyday practice. It should be read alongside:

The Policy Statement – Scottish Government’s refreshed GIRFEC Values and Principles, and the Core Components of the GIRFEC approach.

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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