GIRFEC – Practitioners Guidance to Information Sharing (pdf 721kb) – Following a judgment of the Supreme Court, the Scottish Government are amending information sharing provisions of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 and statutory guidance. The Practitioners Guide to Information Sharing, Confidentiality and Consent will be revised once these changes have been made, and the Practitioners Guide should be used with this in mind. Services for children in Aberdeenshire remain committed to the principles of Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) with current procedures to support and protect children and young people, lawful and GIRFEC compliant. All professionals should continue to share information proportionately within the framework of the Data Protection Act 1998 and other relevant legislation. If required in specific circumstances, further advice and guidance should be sought from your line manager and agency legal advisors.