Wellbeing for young Scots

Wellbeing for young Scots

New website — by young people, for young people.


CYPA - GIRFEC - Q&A cover thumbnail

Questions and answers on the GIRFEC provisions in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.



Getting it right for Ryan - a video case study


Introducing the Getting it right for every child approach

Amy's story



More about wellbeing

Wellbeing is at the heart of the Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) approach



Browse our case studies and resources for practitioners

Consulting on statutory guidance

Regional events

As part of our forthcoming consultation on the Statutory Guidance for Parts 4, 5 and 18 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, we're holding three Regional Events in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth. They will be of interest to Senior Operational Managers and Strategic Leaders, including Chief Executives and senior management within local authorities, health, directing authorities, third sector and government directorates.
Register your interest in the regional events

Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC)



An overview of the GIRFEC approach

Named Person

The GIRFEC approach includes making a Named Person available for every child, from birth until they reach 18

Network of support

To promote well-being so that children and young people get the right help at the right time

Information sharing

Sharing appropriate information at the right time improves outcomes for children and their families


What is GIRFEC?

Our approach to improving outcomes and wellbeing for all our children

Lead Professional

To co-ordinate help for a child when two or more agencies are involved

National practice model

For assessment, planning and action, practitioners can use the National Practice Model


Guidance, reports and updates on the GIRFEC approach

Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC)

A Guide to Getting it right for every childThe content in this section can also be printed from our PDF practice guide:

Focus on the Named Person

Getting it right for children and familiesFocusing on the key role of the Named Person in the GIRFEC approach.

Wellbeing magazine

Wellbeing magazine - Issue 2Making Scotland the best place to grow up

Telling you what we and others are doing to promote children’s rights and support their wellbeing.

Harry Burns

Sir Harry BurnsSupporting parents, and providing services which increase stability in their lives, means children are more likely to perform better at school, become more resilient in their response to challenge, and develop into healthy adults"

Sir Harry Burns, formerly Scotland's Chief Medical Officer