Policy Update: Getting It Right For Every Child

Message from the Scottish Government:

Scottish Government is committed to the Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) approach and supporting the full implementation of parts 4 and 5 of the Children and Young People’s Act.

To support this, please find attached a policy document to provide you with updated information on delivering the GIRFEC policy. This document replaces the policy document issued in September 2016.

We are keen to hear your views on how we can strengthen the implementation on GIRFEC, and support the successful passage of the Bill through Parliament. We know that our teams cannot do this alone and we will continue to engage with stakeholders however any views from you at this time are very much appreciated, please contact us at

As you will be aware the Parliament has issued its call for evidence in relation to the Bill and a call for views on the illustrative draft Code of Practice using a short survey. These can be found on the Scottish Parliament’s website. See link here under ‘Evidence’

We would encourage you to engage with the call for evidence and survey and to encourage others to do so. Stage One evidence sessions have not been confirmed yet but are likely to start on the 6th of September.

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