Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) is the National approach in Scotland designed to improving outcomes and supporting the wellbeing of our children and young people by offering the right help at the right time from the right people.

Most children and young people get all the support and help they need from their parent(s), wider family and local community. There may be times, however, when a child or family need additional advice or support. The GIRFEC approach helps children and their families to work in partnership with services that can help them. When services work together and keep the child at the centre of all planning and actions, outcomes for children will improve.

GIRFEC starts with the universal services of health and education, focusing on early intervention, support and advice.

Our vision for children and young people living in North Lanarkshire is that they will be safe, healthy, active, nurtured, achieving, respected, responsible, and included so they can realise their potential and grow to be successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens.

In North Lanarkshire we have been embedding the GIRFEC approach for a number of years and practice continues to develop as we work to realise our vision to get it right for all of our children.

If you want to find out more about GIRFEC follow this link to the Scottish Government’s GIRFEC website.

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