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GIRFEC Consultation

Photo form a previous consultation with young peopleYour opportunity to have a say on the future of care provided both nationally and locally to children and young people as well as influence those who help you to do their job in the best way to support you to succeed.


What is the GIRFEC Consultation?

South Ayrshire Champions Board and South Ayrshire Youth Forum would like to take the opportunity to speak to children and young people across South Ayrshire aged between 12-26 years old to get their views on the recent changes being made to the national guidance - Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC). The Values and Principles of this guidance have been refreshed and we want to know if these are right for the needs of children and young people in South Ayrshire.

In order to do this we will be running a series of engagement events as well as an online survey in order to get your views and share this with the national team to ensure you have the opportunity to have your say and shape how services are delivered locally.

Below is some background information on what GIRFEC is as well as details on the engagement events and survey. We would love to hear your views so please join us or take part in the survey.


What is GIRFEC ?

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

  1. Supports families by making sure children and young people can receive the right help.
     
  2. The aim is to help them to grow up feeling loved, safe and respected so that they can realise their full potential.
     
  3. Most children and young people get all the help and support they need from their parent(s), wider family and community but sometimes, perhaps unexpectedly, they may need a bit of extra help.
     
  4. GIRFEC is a way for families to work in partnership with people who can support them, such as teachers, doctors and nurses.

Follow the link to find out more; https://www.gov.scot/policies/girfec


What are the GIRFEC Principles?

Click here (PDF) [202KB] to view the GIRFEC principles in a simple Easy to Read document.


How to get involved?

Online Survey

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