The Getting it right for every child approach is about how people working across all services for children, young people and adults meet the needs of children and young people. It's about making sure that leaders, managers and practitioners work together when they need to, ensuring children and young people reach their full potential.
Appropriate support when it's needed
Getting it right starts in the 'universal' services of health and education, provides a framework for appropriate support when it's needed through other services like social work and the police, and always makes sure the child or young person and their family are at the heart of any decisions made, or information shared, about them. This shared approach:
- builds solutions with and around children, young people and families
- enables children and young people to get the help they need when they need it
- supports a positive shift in the culture, systems and practice of organisations involved
- promotes early as opposed to crisis intervention
- involves everyone working together to make things better
Making sure all our children are alright
The wellbeing of children and young people is at the heart of Getting it right for every child. The Getting it right approach gives everyone a common set of 'indicators' of wellbeing - these are designed to help assess (or indicate) what is going on in a child's world and to see if there are any areas that need to be addressed.
The indicators are the basic requirements for all children and young people to grow and develop and reach their full potential.
Making sure nothing is overlooked
The idea is that if everyone - parents, teachers, health visitors, social workers, police - use them, they can make sure nothing is overlooked. For example, they would encourage a police officer to see beyond an offence and think about what might be going at home for a particular child.