Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC)
Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) is a national policy and programme which is implemented in Lanarkshire. The Scottish Government introduced
GIRFEC as a long term programme; it is relevant to each and every child in Scotland and reaches across children’s and adults’ services in the public and
voluntary sectors to ensure there is firm commitment and drive towards achieving better futures for all of our children and young people.
GIRFEC promotes key values in working with children and their families across all agencies and is based on core components which will help bring these values about.
The programme calls for all workers in health centres and hospitals, nurseries, schools and leisure centres, family centres, social work services and housing
offices and in the community to work together towards changes in culture, systems and practice that will help all children and young people to grow,
develop and reach their full potential.