The Highland Practice Model

‘Getting it right for every child’ (GIRFEC) is the national approach to improving outcomes through public services that support the wellbeing of children and young people. Based on children’s and young people’s rights, it supports children, young people and their parents to work in partnership with the services that can help them.

In Highland, GIRFEC has been fully in place since 2010, and it is now simply regarded as The Highland Practice Model.

As children and young people progress through life, some may have temporary difficulties, some may live with challenges and some may experience more complex issues. Sometimes they and their families need help and support. The Highland Practice Model helps practitioners focus on what makes a positive difference for children and young people, and how they can act to deliver these improvements.

No matter where they live or whatever their needs, children, young people and their families should always know where they can find help, what support might be available and whether that help is right for them.

We also provide a short briefing on the named person role.

The Highland Practice Model guidance


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