Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) - Statutory Guidance - Assessment of Wellbeing 2022 – Part 18 (section 96) of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 - Easy Read

This statutory guidance clarifies how the eight wellbeing indicators (SHANARRI) are used in assessing the wellbeing of children and young people and will explain what wellbeing is in the context of the Act.

The wellbeing of groups of children

Wellbeing information about groups of children will be used in planning services and reporting.

Local councils and health boards should make Service Plans that:

  • support and protect the wellbeing of all children
  • take early actions to stop problems
  • listen to the needs of service users
  • make best use of money and resources

The local council and health board will report together. This is to be done yearly. The law says public services must report every 3 years about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

The law sets out rights for young carers. These are based on GIRFEC. Their wellbeing should be supported. They should be allowed to be children first.



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