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Glasgow Psychological Service works within the Staged Intervention Framework, by offering advice and consultation within the forums of SIIMs (Staged Intervention and Inclusion Meetings) and LC-JSTs (Learning Community – Joint Support Teams). Glasgow Psychological Service may also become directly involved in supporting individual children and young people and their families, within stages 3 and 4 of the Staged Intervention Framework.

We use the GIRFEC approach and Glasgow’s inclusion policy, Every Child Included and Supported, to improve outcomes and support the wellbeing of Glasgow’s children and young people. Please read below for more information.



The Staged Intervention FrameworkStaged Intervention Framework: Stage 1 at the bottom of the pyramid refers to in class/ early years group resources. Stage 2 refers to resources within the establishment. Stage 3 refers to resources external to the establishment but within education services. Stage four at the top of the pyramid refers to multi-agency involvement and resources.

Glasgow City Council uses its Staged Intervention Framework to ensure that children and young people have their needs met in an open, fair and consistent way. The staged intervention framework means that children and young people receive support at the right level in order to meet their needs. The forms of support required by individuals vary across and even within, stages.



SIIMs (Staged Intervention and Inclusion Meetings) and LC-JSTs (Learning Community- Joint Support Teams)

Establishments may seek advice and support from partner services and agencies (e.g. educational psychologists) about children and young people. These supports are usually accessed through the forums of Staged Intervention and Inclusion Meetings (SIIMs) or the Learning Community Joint Support Team (LC-JST).

SIIMs allow establishments to collaboratively discuss and seek advice from peers and partner services about children and young people requiring support, mostly at the level of the establishment.




Every Learning Community, or group of schools, has a JST that addresses the wellbeing concerns of children and young people of their education establishments.


    • Allows establishments to access multi-agency advice and decision-making regarding support for a child or young person’s needs.
    • Allows for a collaborative discussion to be held and a shared responsibility adopted between those professionals involved in supporting a child.
    • Helps consider resources and supports outwith the establishment and can help find local solutions to concerns about a child or young person’s wellbeing (Wellbeing is described as per the GIRFEC Wellbeing Indicators). Girfect wellbeing wheel. Successful Learners, confident individuals, effective contributors, responsible citizens. GIRFEC wellbeing indicators include Safe, Healthy, Achieving, Nurtured, Active, Respected, Responsible, Included.

LC-JSTs and SIIMs are increasingly taking an approach that does not focus solely on the area of concern, but is solution oriented and builds on the child or young person’s strengths and resiliencies.

More information on Solution Oriented Approaches can be found by visiting the Solution Oriented Approaches section of our website.


Every Child is Included and Supported – Glasgow Policy

Every child is included and supported is Glasgow City Council Education Services’ policy on inclusion. The Policy is targeted at Heads of establishment and their staff teams in the first instance.

View the ‘Every Child is Included’ Glasgow Policy Guidelines


GIRFEC (Getting It Right For Every Child)

GIRFEC is the national approach in Scotland to improving outcomes and supporting the wellbeing of our children and young people by offering the right help at the right time from the right people. It supports them and their parent(s) to work in partnership with the services that can help them.

For more information on GIRFEC please visit Glasgow City Council’s website information on GIRFEC page.