Renfrewshire Council

Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC)

What GIRFEC means, values and principles, core components, the GIRFEC approach, Renfrewshire and GIRFEC, GIRFEC national practice model.

What Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) is

Renfrewshire's Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) policy has been developed to provide a rationale and structure within which services for children and young people are planned, delivered and reviewed by all agencies under the direction of the Renfrewshire Children and Young People Thematic Board, Renfrewshire Children's Services Partnership (RCSP) and Renfrewshire Child Protection Committee (RCPC).

The GIRFEC policy should be used by all agencies involved in providing a service to any child or young person and their families and carers in Renfrewshire.

Services to adults should be familiar with and follow the principles of the GIRFEC policy and approach in their work with adults who may have children or caring responsibilities.

GIRFEC is an approach to services for children and adults, in both the public and voluntary sectors. GIFREC is about improving the use of resources and achieving better outcomes for children and young people.

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.

Social work services

  • Social work General - 0300 300 1199
  • Evenings and weekends - 0300 343 1505

You can also phone Police Scotland on 101.