GIRFEC is central to all Scottish Government policies which support children, young people and their families and is delivered through services and people who work with families.
GIRFEC is implemented in partnership with local delivery partners (local authorities, health boards and the third sector), by providing access to early help, planning and co-ordination of services where beneficial.
The overall GIRFEC approach is unchanged but guidance is being refreshed and updated. The Scottish Government wishes to consult with key stakeholders to ensure that the materials provide practitioners with the confidence, clarity and practical support to deliver GIRFEC.
The ALLIANCE has produced two videos with information about the GIRFEC guidance refresh, which can be viewed below.
GIRFEC Guidance Refresh Presentation – YouTube
Sarah Corbett is the GIRFEC Policy Manager from the Children and Families Directorate at a Scottish Government. In this video, Sarah provides viewers with the key points around the guidance refresh including what is changing and why.
GIRFEC Guidance Refresh Q&A – YouTube
Sarah Corbett is the GIRFEC Policy Manager from the Children and Families Directorate at a Scottish Government. In this video, Sarah answers questions on what’s coming up with the GIRFEC guidance refresh and goes into detail around the reasons for this refresh and what it means for people in Scotland.
The Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland is Bruce Adamson. He works with his team to protect the human rights of children and young people.
To find out more please click on this link: https://cypcs.org.uk/
Please see below spreadsheet detailing upcoming training courses
Children & Families Training Programme April 2021 – March 2022
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As the guidance is rapidly changing, staff are encouraged to use this nationally developed content, including videos, which are reflective of the most recent and current Scottish guidance.
New users will need to register for an account first, which is a quick and straightforward process.
Example resource – LFD for Care at Home Video: Assisting care at home staff to self-test for COVID-19 using a Lateral Flow Device (LFD) | Turas | Learn (nhs.scot)
Users of Turas are reminded to access videos and content on the platform, as hosting local copies of resources could mean the saved files become outdated and therefore clinically inaccurate.
In Control Scotland is running a series of online lunchtime sessions on the last Thursday of every month from March – June 2021 for anyone interested in self-directed support for children, young people and families.
Full details can be found here
We have collective responsibilities to work together to prevent harm from abuse or neglect from pre-birth onwards. Our child protection processes are part of a continuum of services to support children, young people and families. Read more
Our 7 minute briefings cover key practice issues. They are short and support our learning. Read more
Public Protection cuts across all sectors of our communities, as do our services, and the aim of our training is to create a more integrated approach to public protection across the lifespan.
Public Protection Across the Lifespan Multi-Agency Training Calendar 2020-2021