What is GIRFEC?
Getting it Right for Every Child and young person is a national policy to help all children and young people grow, develop and reach their full potential. It’s focus is to improve outcomes for children and their families based on a shared understanding of their well being
What are Wellbeing Pathways
Wellbeing Pathways is part of Inverclyde Council policy in response to the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 & the Children & Young Peoples Bill . Every establishment has a duty of care to identify and try to address any barrier to a child’s learning
There are many factors which could act as a barrier to learning.
These may include:
Gifted & Talented
Development & Learning
What does it mean for my child?
If we identify your child as needing support to overcome any barrier to their learning, we will inform you of this and follow the pathways which will help your child reach their full potential
Your child will not be singled out in any way, and instead, strategies will be put in place to ensure their enjoyment of nursery is not compromised. This may involve other agencies and you will be involved in creating and evaluating these strategies to ensure your child is getting the best possible outcome.
WELLBEING PATHWAYS AT WELLPARK
At Wellpark Children’s Centre we have a nurturing and inclusive ethos which enables our children to thrive. All children’s wellbeing needs are met by highly trained staff who work closely to ensure children are supported or challenged where necessary.
Our environment, practices and resources are adjusted to meet the needs of individual children. We value the role of the parent and have strong partnerships which support children to learn and thrive.
On occasion, children may require additional support. When this happens staff will complete a wellbeing assessment to decide whether a child would benefit from an enhanced universal pathway.
Enhanced Universal Pathways
Where a child has identified wellbeing needs that cannot be met through our universal pathway staff and parents work together to assess their needs and create an action plan. Some children may need input from other services such as Speech & Language therapy, Early Years outreach and Educational Psychology.
Collaborative & Enhanced Collaborative Pathways.
Very occasionally, when children have significant needs which cannot be met by our service alone we will work alongside other agencies such as social work or health to assess a child’s wellbeing needs and meet them in a collaborative way. When children require significant intervention and a statutory child’s plan then they will move to the enhanced collaborative pathway.
Parents are fully consulted and supported and staff are aware of
confidentiality, taking this into account when sharing information with other agencies.