An Introduction to Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC)

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Course Overview

This bite size course explains the Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) model, which is the new national approach in Scotland for those supporting and working with children and young people. It affects all services for children and adults where children are involved and therefore is relevant for all children and adult services staff.

On completion of this Virtual College course learners will have an increased understanding of the Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) model which seeks to encourage changes in culture, systems and practice across services for children, promote a child centred approach and engender a common understanding and shared language across all agencies.

This is an essential learning package for practitioners and other members of the children’s workforce who wish to understand the philosophy behind this important new model of child protection and how to apply it in practice.

Course Details

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Introduction
  • Key Components
  • Integrated Chronologies
  • Named Person
  • Lead Professional
  • Integrated Assessment Framework
  • The Child's Plan
  • Summary & Further Information


On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.


Approximately 40 mins. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.

Target Audience

This module is targeted primarily at practitioners and other members of the children's workforce, who wish to learn more about the Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) model.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.