What is a GIRFEC assessment?

What is a GIRFEC assessment?

To fully assess a child’s circumstances when a concern has been identified the GIRFEC Practice Model combines a number of useful tools for practitioners addressing the needs of children and young people: the Well-being Wheel, My World Triangle and Resilience/Vulnerability Matrix.

What is GIRFEC summary?

Getting It Right For Every Child also known as GIRFEC is the national approach in Scotland 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.

How does GIRFEC work in practice?

Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) encourages all the adults in the life of a child or young person to look out for their wellbeing and offer help if they or their family want or need it. Each child is unique and there is no set level of wellbeing that children should achieve.

What is the GIRFEC national practice model?

Central to the GIRFEC approach is a common framework (the My World Triangle) and criteria (the wellbeing indicators) for assessing and meeting the needs of children, called the National Practice Model (please see the diagram opposite).

How do you explain GIRFEC to a child?

GIRFEC means:

  1. You understand what is happening and why.
  2. You have been listened to carefully and your wishes have been heard, understood and taken into consideration.
  3. You feel confident about the help you are getting.
  4. You are appropriately involved in discussions and decisions that affect you.

What does GIRFEC mean for teachers?

Getting It Right For Every Child
​Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) is the national approach to improving the wellbeing of children and young people. Through policy and the delivery of services at both national and local level, the GIRFEC approach: puts the best interests of the child at the heart of decision making.

How effective is GIRFEC?

“It makes strong reference to Getting It Right for Every Child ( GIRFEC ), noting that GIRFEC involves both universal and targeted services to support children and young people with different types and levels of need.”…Effective Development of a Children’s Services Plan.

Number Percentage
Total 48 100%

How does GIRFEC inform practice?

Using the Wellbeing Indicators in the ‘Wellbeing wheel’ to record and share information that may indicate a need or concern. Take any early action at this stage if possible. The My World Triangle helps practitioners understand a child or young person’s whole world.

Why was GIRFEC implemented?

GIRFEC was developed and implemented as a new approach to multiagency practice with the aim of improving outcomes for all children and young people.

What does GIRFEC mean for practitioners?

Getting it right for every child
The Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) approach supports children and young people so that they can grow up feeling loved, safe and respected and can realise their full potential. At home, in school or the wider community, every child and young person should be: Safe.

How does GIRFEC influence professional practice?

It allows practitioners to meet the Getting it right for every child core values and principles in an appropriate, proportionate and timely way. It contains the key elements of a single planning process that should in turn lead to a single child’s plan – if one is needed.

What are the advantages of GIRFEC?

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.