Getting it Right for Every Child
Current guidance is being revised due to the Supreme Court ruling.
What is Getting It Right For Every Child?
Getting It Right For Every Child is a national Scottish Government programme which promotes integrated working and partnership between professionals and families, to provide the right help for a child or young person at the right time. Getting It Right For Every Child is about all children and young people and applies to children's and adults' services. Local authorities, including all statutory and voluntary agencies, are required to work in this way. Together, professionals and families can ensure that Scotland’s children and young people meet the wellbeing indicators of being safe, healthy, active, nurtured, achieving, respected, responsible and included; and can achieve their potential.
What are the key aims of Getting It Right For Every Child?
- Children and young people get the help they need when they need it
- Children’s/young people’s views are central to decision-making processes
- Lead Professional co-ordinates help by pulling together a Team Around The Child
- This Team is accountable to the child and family, and to each other, for completing actions agreed in the action plan
- Local Authorities’ assessment and planning processes are streamlined to ensure better outcomes for children/young people, in one consistent approach
- Professionals share information appropriately, and in line with their agreed protocols, for the benefit of the child
- Professionals work in partnership with parents to meet identified needs
- Local Authorities work towards one single plan to meet the child’s needs
- Children and young people and parents/carers are integral to the process of action planning and decision making and work together with professionals to take responsibility in seeking appropriate solutions
There have been some recent changes to make it more user friendly for children, young people and their families. On the website you can find generic leaflets to explain GIRFEC, the Child’s Plan, Wellbeing and the Named Person that may be useful to explain what these are as well as other resources. You can find a link to these on the Moray Council GIRFEC page.