What is Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC)?

This is the national approach to supporting and working with all children and young people in Scotland. It puts the rights and wellbeing of children and young people at the heart of the services that support them. 

Most children get all the support and help they need from their parent(s), family and local community. Where extra support is needed, the GIRFEC approach aims to make that the right support is available at the right time. 

Key elements of GIRFEC are:

  • Services working together
  • Wellbeing
  • Child’s Plan

Further information is available on the Scottish Government's website.

Children's Rights Report

Public authorities have a duty to report on their work to protect, promote and fulfil the Rights of children as set out in the United Nation Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Currently, the reporting period is over a 3 year cycle.

This first Children’s Rights Report, representing the work across the Children & Families’ Partnership, has been written for children and young people. It sets out the background to the UNCRC set of Rights and gives details of the array of projects, initiatives and most importantly, daily practice across the partnership that protects, promotes and fulfils the Rights of Stirling’s children and young people.

The next report will be due for publication in 2023-2024.

There are consultation questions at the end of each of the sections of this first report, we would welcome feedback to all or any of these questions by email.

Last updated: Wednesday, February 9, 2022 4:37 PM