GETTING IT RIGHT FOR EVERY CHILD (GIRFEC)
WHAT IS GIRFEC?
‘GIRFEC stands for ‘Getting It Right For Every Child’. It is the Scottish Government-led approach to making sure that our children and young people – and their parents or carers – can get all the help and support they need from birth right through to age 18.
Our children and young people have the right to be safe and healthy. They should also be respected and included, nurtured and responsible. And they should get all the encouragement they need to be active, and to achieve things in their lives. The GIRFEC approach aims to realise these rights.’
(Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014
GIRFEC Q&A for parents and families)
It is not a new thing within education or to North Ayrshire, however with the implementation of the Children’s and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 has been prevalent within the news and media. In North Ayrshire many elements have been implemented since 2008. However, these have been under constant review and refinement to ensure that every child gets the right support, at the right time and in the right way.
THE WELL BEING WHEEL
The Well-Being Wheel puts the child at the centre. Each slice of the wheel contains an element that is essential to allow our children to develop and grow appropriately. When planning a child’s learning we must take into account each area of the wheel to ensure all the child’s needs are being met.
NORTH AYRSHIRE COUNCIL GIRFEC BULLETINS
Click on the links below to access NAC GIRFEC bulletins.
Below we have added some useful links and documents that you may find of interest.
WEB LINKS and DOCUMENTS you may find useful:
GIRFEC North Ayrshire
Children and Young People
Getting it Right for Every Child
Getting it Right – Named Person – Top Ten