Getting it Right for Every Child
This resource provides information for children, young people, parents and practitioners, and shows how the Getting it Right approach in Aberdeenshire provides families with the right help, in the right place, at the right time.
About Getting it Right For Every Child (GIRFEC)
Getting it Right For Every Child (GIRFEC), is the national approach aiming to safeguard, support and promote children and young people’s wellbeing. It’s being embedded across Scotland in a number of ways, by the Scottish Government, Public Agencies, Third Sector Organisations, and Partner Providers.
Select a topic
for more information
Children & Young People
Parents & Carers
Follow us on Twitter
Select a category
to browse documents
- Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Act 2019 (ACRA) (6)
- Child Participation (3)
- Child Protection (77)
- *National Guidance updates (2)
- Care and Risk Management (CARM) (3)
- Child Exploitation (9)
- Child Protection Investigations (5)
- Child Protection Planning Meetings (10)
- Child Trafficking (5)
- Domestic Abuse (9)
- Equal Protection (2)
- Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) (2)
- Home Alone leaflets (7)
- Initial Referral Discussion (2)
- Private Fostering (4)
- Scottish Child Interview Model (SCIM) (1)
- COVID-19 (2)
- Disability (8)
- GIRFEC presentations (2)
- GIRFEC Toolkit (2020) (41)
- Mental Health and Wellbeing Toolkit (37)
- 1 – Mental Health Resources and Support Services (29)
- 2 – Mental Health Guidance and Policies (6)
- 3 – Mental Health Professional Learning Framework (2)
- Neglect Toolkit (23)
- Parental Engagement (3)
- Substance Misuse (1)
- Uncategorized (1)
- Young Carers (13)
- Youth Justice (1)
Children and Young People Act (Scotland) 2014
Part 3 of the Children and Young People Act (Scotland) 2014 means that each local authority and health board are required to jointly publish a Children’s Services Plan.
They have to develop, deliver, and review this plan along with Community Planning Partners (see above). By agreeing together how local resources can be used best, each plan outlines the action being taken to promote resilience and wellbeing, and tackle inequality, poverty and disadvantage. You can find out on the Aberdeenshire Children’s Services Plan page.
The vision statement of our Children’s Services Plan, reflects a shared drive at the very highest level of the Community Planning Partnership to Get It Right For Every Child.
Children’s Services Plans detail the way in which local organisations deliver support to improve outcomes for children, young people, and their families. They show how services work individually and together, to prevent difficulties arising and to make sure support is available for families at an early stage.
‘Our commitment to Aberdeenshire’s children and young people, is to provide them with the right support, in the right place, at the right time. In helping them reach their individual potential and goals, we will work together to make Aberdeenshire the best place in Scotland to grow up’