GIRFEC (Getting it right for every child)

‘Getting it right for every child’ focuses on what we as a school can do, in partnership with our pupils, parents/carers, and sometimes other agencies, to make a positive difference for our children and young people. The principles of GIRFEC allow us to have in place a network of support to promote wellbeing so that children and young people get the right help at the right time. This help may range from targeted and focused support within school to external agency support, such as health or social work.


When two or more agencies need to work together to help a child or young person and family, there will be a Lead Professional to co-ordinate that help.

Helpful links:

Wellbeing for young Scots site

Wellbeing for young Scots


PDF guide

PDF guide