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

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.

2. Overview of Key Changes

The refreshed statutory guidance contains a number of key changes throughout the document:

  • The guidance has originated from Revised Draft Statutory Guidance published for consultation in December 2015, on Parts 4, 5 and 18 (section 96) of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014;
  • GIRFEC Values and Principles have been strengthened and are underpinned by the UNCRC, ensuring policy and practice protects, respects and fulfils the rights of all children and young people;
  • The revised National Child Protection Practice Guidance 2021 is reflected;
  • Clarity is provided regarding named person (see glossary) and lead professional (see glossary). These roles are now defined in policy rather than legislation; and
  • Incorporation of The Promise Scotland Plan 2021-24.



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