The guidance document is followed by 4 appendices with additional guidance and the streamlined assessment and action planning templates.
Appendix 1 – consists of guidance around the use of the ‘My World Triangle’ which helps us carry out an assessment of all the strengths, needs and challenges within the child’s life so we can understand why the requirements are not being met. Each Service has developed prompt questions for the My World Triangle headings. You do not need to ask every question if they aren’t appropriate – assessments should be relevant and proportionate.
Please refer to the GIRFEC action planning process on pages 8-10 of the main guidance document to help you confirm that you are following all the steps in the process whether you are applying it to your team (the yellow stage), your Service (the blue stage) or at a multi-agency level (the green stage).
Aberdeenshire Support Manual – a toolkit full of detailed and supportive ideas and guidance for meeting the needs of children and young people from 3-18 years, with all varieties of additional support needs.
The second manual embedded in Section 3 contains information for children/young people with complex needs.
This Guidance has been adopted by the GIRFEC Leadership group. It is therefore the framework for all services operating in Aberdeenshire, and the GLG is particularly supportive of referrals being made on a Multi-Agency basis