Renfrewshire Council

What GIRFEC means

For children, young people and their families:

  • They will feel confident about the help they are getting.
  • They understand what is happening and why.
  • They have been listened to carefully and their wishes have been heard and understood.
  • They are appropriately involved in discussions and decisions that affect them.
  • They can rely on appropriate help being available as soon as possible.
  • They will have experienced a more streamlined and co-ordinated response from practitioners.

For practitioners:

  • Putting the child or young person at the centre and developing a shared understanding within and across agencies.
  • Using common tools, language and processes, considering the child or young person as a whole, and promoting closer working where necessary with other practitioners.

For managers in children's and adult services:

  • Providing leadership and strategic support to implement the changes in culture, systems and practice required within and across agencies to implement Getting It Right For Every Child.
  • Planning for the transition as staff in agencies move from the current working processes to the new child-centred processes.