What is GIRFEC?
It’s a consistent way for people to work with all children and young people. It’s the bedrock for all children’s services and can also be used by practitioners in adult services who work with parents or carers. The approach helps practitioners focus on what makes a positive difference for children and young people – and how they can act to deliver these improvements. Getting it right for every child is being threaded through all existing policy, practice, strategy and legislation affecting children, young people and their families.
The Getting it right for every child approach is about how practitioners across all services for children and adults meet the needs of children and young people, working together where necessary to ensure they reach their full potential. It promotes a shared approach and accountability that:
• builds solutions with and around children, young people and families
• enables children and young people to get the help they need when they need it
• supports a positive shift in culture, systems and practice
• involves working better together to improve life chances for children, young people and families
This session will use a short PowerPoint Presentation to introduce Scottish Government’s rationale for developing the GIRFEC approach. It will introduce key elements of GIRFEC: The Wellbeing Wheel and SHANARRI, the National Practice Model, the My Word Triangle, and the roles of the Named Person, and Lead Professional.
We will use the structure of a popular board game to investigate the world of Melodie, a thirteen year old girl, to try to identify what is going on in Melodie’s life and whether there is a wellbeing concern.
Intended Learning Outcomes
- Able to link GIRFEC to your own practice
- Better understanding of the Wellbeing Wheel
- Better understanding of the role of the Named Person
This is a free training workshop. Please note that when you sign up to our courses you must give us notice if you cant make it. All no shows will be charged £25 no-show fee.