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Falkirk Families Information Service


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Falkirk Families Information Service is an online directory and telephone helpline managed by Falkirk Council Children’s Services.  The Scottish Families website is funded by the Scottish Government.

The development of the service was a key priority of the Children’s Commission. A universal access point to family information continues to be a priority in the following:-

  • Scottish Government Early Years Framework
  • Falkirk Integrated Children’s Service Plan
  • Falkirk Parenting Strategy

We offer a wide range of information including family support, activities, groups, helplines, childcare services on a range of topics including Additional Support Needs, Family Support Information, Health & Wellbeing, Holiday/Leisure and Parenting.

We are here to offer universal access to information for families in Falkirk and assist practitioners in their work with families.

If you have information that would be useful for families in Falkirk, please let us know.

Please feel free to call on 01324 506632 or email familyinfo@falkirk.gov.uk

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Need Further Information?

Would your service like further information about Falkirk Families Information Service?

We have developed a short presentation for services to use which gives an outline of the service, how to use the website and what role you can play.

Your Views!!

If you would like to give your views on the type of information we should publish and the role of Falkirk Families Information Service, please feel free to download and complete the feedback form.

Common Core of Skills, Knowledge & Understanding and Values for the “Children’s Workforce” in Scotland


If, through your work, you help to improve the wellbeing of children, young people and families then the Common Core is valid for you and demonstrating its characteristics and values will make you better able to meet their needs.

The Scottish Government report –Common Core of Skills, Knowledge & Understanding and the Values for the Children’s Workforce in Scotland– draws on the views of children and young people about what they want from those who work with them. It also reflects the areas of agreement from respondents to a public consultation.

So no-one should be surprised by the content of the Common Core, but the question to ask is not whether you demonstrate the characteristics within the Common Core, but how well you do it.




We want every child and young person to have an enjoyable, fulfilling life in a nurturing, healthy and safe environment. We will encourage children and young people to work to their potential and make a positive contribution to society.

To make this possible all young people need to have different opportunities and experiences based around the Scottish Government’s vision and aims, to ensure we “Get it right for every child” (GIRFEC).


GIRFEC Values & Principles

Falkirk Council Website – GIRFEC Falkirk

Scottish Government – GIRFEC

Scottish Government Policy Update on Delivering GIRFEC Approach


Information Leaflets:


BSL format videos are available on the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland YouTube channel and aim to explain Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) and what it means for children and young people in Scotland.