GIRFEC is the national approach aimed at improving outcomes for all children and young people in Scotland. The Scottish Government’s vision is to ensure all our children and young people are
Safe Healthy Achieving Nurtured Active Respected Responsible Included and
- Supports a positive shift in culture, systems and practice
- Build solutions with and around children, young people and their families
- Enables children and young people to access support if and when they need it
- Involves working together to improve life chances for children, young people and their families
The named person at Craigellachie Primary School is Ms Shiobhan Woolgar (HT) who is:
- The single point of contact for information, support and advice for children, young people, and families.
- The single point of contact for other individuals or agencies to share any wellbeing concerns regarding the child or family.
- Share and ask for information that is appropriate, proportionate and relevant to ensure the wellbeing of the child/young person.
- Maintains the child’s record.
- Updates core information and chronology of concerns.
- Offer advice and support to children/parents so they can access support, or arrange for someone else to do so.
- Views of children and parents are sought and recorded.
- Where a wellbeing concern has been identified the Named Person will ask the 5 GIRFEC questions in order to respond appropriately and proportionately.
The 5 GIRFEC questions are:
- What is getting in the way of this child or young person’s well being?
- Do I have all the information I need to help this child or young person?
- What can I do now to help this child or young person?
- What can my agency do to help this child or young person?
- What additional help – if any- may be needed from others?