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Children in Scotland to manage National Third Sector GIRFEC project

... Children in Scotland to manage National Third Sector GIRFEC project Children in Scotland is due to take on management of the National Third Sector Getting it Right for Every Child Project. The project, a unique Public Social Partnership,...


National Third Sector GIRFEC Project

... National Third Sector GIRFEC Project The National Third Sector GIRFEC (NTSG) Project is transitioning into a new phase on 2 June 2020 and is now known as 'Supporting the Third Sector'. Click here to access the new project page. The National...


How can we best support implementation of the GIRFEC approach and National Practice Model?

... How can we best support implementation of the GIRFEC approach and National Practice Model? 17 Dec 2018 Children in Scotland Associate Bill Alexander on why we need to improve collaboration to improve outcomes for children. I’m...


25 Calls response: Where is the ‘transformative change’ we need to prevent harm? Thirteen years on from GIRFEC, we’re still focused on crisis rather than prevention

... Where is the ‘transformative change’ we need to prevent harm? Thirteen years on from GIRFEC, we’re still focused on crisis rather than prevention 5 Jun 2019 Responding to Call 4 of our 25 Calls campaign, Mary Glasgow says that for all...


Designated Child Protection Officer training

...competence and confidence in carrying out this role, underpinned by the values and principles of GIRFEC. Key learning:  Understand the role and responsibilities of the designated officer. Describe key legislation and guidance...


Evidence Bank resource shares the voices and views of children and young people

...to supportive discussions with the Corra Foundation and funding from the National Third Sector GIRFEC Project, it is now an online resource that practitioners and researchers across Scotland and beyond can use. The site houses an ever-growing...


Voices Forum meeting: supporting children, young people and communities (FREE for members)

...a free member event run by our Participation and Engagement team and the National Third Sector GIRFEC project, and co-hosted by ACVO (Third Sector Interface in Aberdeen), will cover the theory of children and young people’s participation,...


Designated child protection officer training

...and confidence in carrying out this role, as underpinned by the values and principles of the GIRFEC approach. Who should attend This training is aimed at anyone who comes into regular contact with children and young people. Delegates...


Child protection for all: an introduction and refresher (Half day)

...a child is in danger. Key learning:  Developing an awareness of relevant legislation, including GIRFEC, Named Person and CYP Act, and define the role of the child protection agencies Developing an awareness of relevant legislation, including...


Out now: New wellbeing resource for teachers and practitioners

NTSG: policies

...these aims focus on creating and maintaining a local environment that facilitates effective GIRFEC practice for individual children and young people. The Children's Services Plan describes how public bodies and their partners will work...


NTSG: project background

... Project background The National Third Sector GIRFEC (Getting it Right for Every Child) Project was launched in early 2013 by the then Minister for Children and Young People, Aileen Campbell. Its ambition was that the third sector should be an...


Child protection officer training

...competence and confidence in carrying out this role, underpinned by the values and principles of GIRFEC. Key learning: Understand the role and responsibilities of the designated officer Describe key legislation and guidance underpinning your...


Child Protection Officer training

...competence and confidence in carrying out this role underpinned by the values and principles of GIRFEC approach. Key learning: Gain confidence in revising policies and procedures and embedding them across agency. Gain confidence in revising...


Child Protection Officer training

...competence and confidence in carrying out this role underpinned by the values and principles of GIRFEC approach. Key learning: Gain confidence in revising policies and procedures and embedding them across agency. Understand the importance of...


Designated child protection officer training

...competence and confidence in carrying out this role, underpinned by the values and principles of GIRFEC. Key learning: Understand the role and responsibilities of the designated officer Describe key legislation and guidance underpinning your...


Wellbeing Bingo Game

...be downloaded for free: Full Wellbeing Bingo Game Instructions Facilitators’ Guide Please e-mail GIRFEC@childreninscotland.org.uk if you would like to acquire hard copies.   Share this National...


Designated child protection officer training

...and confidence in carrying out this role, as underpinned by the values and principles of the GIRFEC approach. Key Learning: By the end of the course participants will be able to: describe the role of the designated child protection officer...


School isn't the be-all and end-all of a fair education

...and their partners have worked so hard to integrate Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) into everyday practice, to create a “team around the child” and use the language of care, support and learning. Could these new...


The links between child protection and family poverty

...a similar picture may be developing here, which could have implications for key policies such as GIRFEC and the Named Person. Professor Brid Featherstone was a lead researcher in the recent Child Welfare Inequalities Project, which examined the...


Children’s Services Promising Planning Examples

...services are ongoing. Jointly with Malcolm Sayers of Cambium Advocacy, the National Third Sector GIRFEC Project have produced the Promising Planning document to support and encourage the effective collaboration of the third sector and all...


Issues papers

...on the learning and on wider themes which the project has engaged with, the National Third Sector GIRFEC Project has produced a number of papers on topics that are relevant to the children’s sector. These papers aim to inform third sector...


NTSG: engagement with children and young people

...& young people on a diverse range of subjects Find out more National Third Sector GIRFEC Project Find out more more about the project and its aims Click here Share this ...


Call 4: To end abuse and neglect, live what we know: it’s everyone’s job to make sure children are alright

...associated social problems and child maltreatment. With Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) we have a framework that has the potential to deliver exactly the kind of holistic support that is needed. It is an optimistic...


Call 6: Rights, wellbeing and love of learning must be at the heart of education if Scotland is truly to be the 'best place to grow up'

...is fundamental to learning. Combined with delivering Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC), embedding wellbeing in all policies and practice linked to Scottish education must be prioritised. Children in Scotland’s direct work...


Designated Child Protection Officer

...and confidence in carrying out this role, as underpinned by the values and principles of the GIRFEC approach. Key Learning By the end of the course participants will be able to: describe the role of the designated child protection...


Designated child protection officer training

...competence and confidence in carrying out this role, underpinned by the values and principles of GIRFEC. Key learning: Understand the role and responsibilities of the designated officer Describe key legislation and guidance underpinning your...


NTSG: resources

...also developed two Wellbeing Resources to encourage discussions and support the implementation of GIRFEC throughout local organisations and agencies. Click here to access the Introduction to Wellbeing Click here to access the Wellbeing Bingo...


The rights of children and families must be at the heart of housing policy

...Learning and Childcare expansion Policing 2026 strategy Mental Health Strategy 2017-2027 GIRFEC UNCRC Incorporation Click here to read the full consultation response     Share this ...


Suffering in silence

Child Protection Officer training

...competence and confidence in carrying out this role underpinned by the values and principles of GIRFEC approach. This training is aimed at anyone who comes into regular contact with children and young people. Delegates are expected to have...


Child Protection Officer training

...competence and confidence in carrying out this role underpinned by the values and principles of GIRFEC approach. This training is aimed at anyone who comes into regular contact with children and young people. Delegates are expected to have...


Supporting the Third Sector Project (2014-present)

... Supporting the Third Sector Project Building on the success of the National Third Sector GIRFEC (NTSG) Project, Children in Scotland continues its commitment to support the Third Sector to be a strong partner in Children's Services Planning,...


New project aims to empower the Third Sector

...to empower the Third Sector 2 Jun 2020 Building on the success of the National Third Sector GIRFEC Project, Children in Scotland continues its commitment to supporting third sector organisations to become equal partners in Children and...


News: Education Recovery plan is a missed opportunity, say teaching unions

...and next steps   Related content Q&A with Liz Fitspatrick: A radical approach to GIRFEC data gathering powered by the voices of pupils  Sept 29, 2021 World's first LGBT-inclusive education resource launched Sept 24, 2021 New Bill...

Attainment childcare Education health and wellbeing

Q&A with Liz Fitzpatrick

... Magazine / Q&A with Liz Fitzpatrick: A radical approach to GIRFEC data gathering powered by the voices of pupils Posted 29 Sept, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond GIRFEC Wellbeing A new digital reporting system has been...

GIRFEC Wellbeing

Legislation to support siblings in care must be supported in practice

...the best place in the world to grow up, it has put in place the Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) policy. One of the core principles of the approach is the adoption of child-focused practices. This means ensuring the child or young person...

advocacy care experience Legislation

Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland event summary

...ALLIANCE The ALLIANCE held a workshop on Realising Children’s Rights by learning through GIRFEC. Access the resources Fife Young Carers Fife Young Carers led a workshop exploring how to engage Young Carers at...


Child Protection Officer training

...competence and confidence in carrying out this role underpinned by the values and principles of GIRFEC approach. This training is aimed at anyone who comes into regular contact with children and young people. Delegates are expected to have...


Child Protection Officer training

...competence and confidence in carrying out this role underpinned by the values and principles of GIRFEC approach. This training is aimed at anyone who comes into regular contact with children and young people. Delegates are expected to have...


Data protection: getting to grips with updated legislation

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member @GIRFEC @scotgov @YoungScot Thanks for sharing this exciting opportunity. Stay connected Follow, like, connect or send us an...


Children’s rights, participation and engagement

...bio Children in Scotland's Participation and Engagement team and National Third Sector GIRFEC project team. Booking types Member Non-member Individuals and small organisations £0 £89 Statutory and large...


NTSG: upcoming training

...Centre) Share this National Third Sector GIRFEC Project Find out more more about the project and its aims Click...


NTSG: TSI reference group biographies

...with the statutory sector. From July 2019, she is also on secondment to the Scottish Government GIRFEC team as the Third Sector Advisor. Lucy Gordon Lucy.Gordon@cvoea.co.uk Third Sector Coordinator CVOEA (Third Sector Interface in East...


Mindfulness and working with anger

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @GIRFEC: We want a Scotland where policy, law & decision making uphold children’s rights and where all children have a voice & are...


"We want Scotland to become the world's first child-friendly country"

...such as the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 and Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC), Scotland’s national approach to improving the wellbeing of children and young people, are crucial to achieving this. For Unicef our...

Magazine rights UNCRC Unicef

Child Protection Officer training

...competence and confidence in carrying out this role underpinned by the values and principles of GIRFEC approach. This training is aimed at anyone who comes into regular contact with children and young people. Delegates are expected to have...


Child protection for all: an introduction and refresher (Half Day)

...a child is in danger. Key learning: Developing an awareness of relevant legislation, including GIRFEC, Named Person and CYP Act, and define the role of the child protection agencies Developing an awareness of relevant legislation, including...


Child protection for all: an introduction and refresher (Half Day)

...a child is in danger. Key Learning: Developing an awareness of relevant legislation, including GIRFEC, Named Person and CYP Act, and define the role of the child protection agencies Understanding the nature and classification of abuse Exploring...


NTSG: our network

...to Children’s Services Planning. To discuss how the NTSG may be able to help, please e-mail GIRFEC@childreninscotland.org.uk   Share this Meet the TSI reference group Find out more about...



Designated Child Protection Officer training

Start date: 25/06/2019 09:30

...competence and confidence in carrying out this role, underpinned by the values and principles of GIRFEC. Key learning:  Understand the role and responsibilities of the designated officer. Describe key legislation and guidance...


Voices Forum meeting: supporting children, young people and communities (FREE for members)

Start date: 24/10/2019 09:30

...a free member event run by our Participation and Engagement team and the National Third Sector GIRFEC project, and co-hosted by ACVO (Third Sector Interface in Aberdeen), will cover the theory of children and young people’s participation,...


Designated child protection officer training

Start date: 13/08/2019 09:30

...and confidence in carrying out this role, as underpinned by the values and principles of the GIRFEC approach. Who should attend This training is aimed at anyone who comes into regular contact with children and young people. Delegates...


Child protection for all: an introduction and refresher (Half day)

Start date: 13/11/2019 09:30

...a child is in danger. Key learning:  Developing an awareness of relevant legislation, including GIRFEC, Named Person and CYP Act, and define the role of the child protection agencies Developing an awareness of relevant legislation, including...


Child protection officer training

Start date: 05/09/2019 09:30

...competence and confidence in carrying out this role, underpinned by the values and principles of GIRFEC. Key learning: Understand the role and responsibilities of the designated officer Describe key legislation and guidance underpinning your...


Child Protection Officer training

Start date: 10/03/2020 09:30

...competence and confidence in carrying out this role underpinned by the values and principles of GIRFEC approach. Key learning: Gain confidence in revising policies and procedures and embedding them across agency. Gain confidence in revising...


Child Protection Officer training

Start date: 16/01/2020 09:30

...competence and confidence in carrying out this role underpinned by the values and principles of GIRFEC approach. Key learning: Gain confidence in revising policies and procedures and embedding them across agency. Understand the importance of...


Designated child protection officer training

Start date: 16/05/2019 09:30

...competence and confidence in carrying out this role, underpinned by the values and principles of GIRFEC. Key learning: Understand the role and responsibilities of the designated officer Describe key legislation and guidance underpinning your...


Designated child protection officer training

Start date: 14/11/2018 09:30

...and confidence in carrying out this role, as underpinned by the values and principles of the GIRFEC approach. Key Learning: By the end of the course participants will be able to: describe the role of the designated child protection officer...


The links between child protection and family poverty

Start date: 23/10/2017 13:30

...a similar picture may be developing here, which could have implications for key policies such as GIRFEC and the Named Person. Professor Brid Featherstone was a lead researcher in the recent Child Welfare Inequalities Project, which examined the...


Designated Child Protection Officer

Start date: 06/03/2019 09:30

...and confidence in carrying out this role, as underpinned by the values and principles of the GIRFEC approach. Key Learning By the end of the course participants will be able to: describe the role of the designated child protection...


Designated child protection officer training

Start date: 07/08/2019 09:30

...competence and confidence in carrying out this role, underpinned by the values and principles of GIRFEC. Key learning: Understand the role and responsibilities of the designated officer Describe key legislation and guidance underpinning your...


Child Protection Officer training

Start date: 16/03/2021 09:30

...competence and confidence in carrying out this role underpinned by the values and principles of GIRFEC approach. This training is aimed at anyone who comes into regular contact with children and young people. Delegates are expected to have...


Child Protection Officer training

Start date: 19/01/2021 09:30

...competence and confidence in carrying out this role underpinned by the values and principles of GIRFEC approach. This training is aimed at anyone who comes into regular contact with children and young people. Delegates are expected to have...


Child Protection Officer training

Start date: 18/11/2020 09:30

...competence and confidence in carrying out this role underpinned by the values and principles of GIRFEC approach. This training is aimed at anyone who comes into regular contact with children and young people. Delegates are expected to have...


Child Protection Officer training

Start date: 22/09/2020 09:30

...competence and confidence in carrying out this role underpinned by the values and principles of GIRFEC approach. This training is aimed at anyone who comes into regular contact with children and young people. Delegates are expected to have...


Data protection: getting to grips with updated legislation

Start date: 10/10/2019 09:30

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member @GIRFEC @scotgov @YoungScot Thanks for sharing this exciting opportunity. Stay connected Follow, like, connect or send us an...


Children’s rights, participation and engagement

Start date: 20/11/2019 09:30

...bio Children in Scotland's Participation and Engagement team and National Third Sector GIRFEC project team. Booking types Member Non-member Individuals and small organisations £0 £89 Statutory and large...


Mindfulness and working with anger

Start date: 12/03/2020 09:30

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @GIRFEC: We want a Scotland where policy, law & decision making uphold children’s rights and where all children have a voice & are...


Child Protection Officer training

Start date: 19/08/2020 09:30

...competence and confidence in carrying out this role underpinned by the values and principles of GIRFEC approach. This training is aimed at anyone who comes into regular contact with children and young people. Delegates are expected to have...


Child protection for all: an introduction and refresher (Half Day)

Start date: 01/12/2020 09:30

...a child is in danger. Key learning: Developing an awareness of relevant legislation, including GIRFEC, Named Person and CYP Act, and define the role of the child protection agencies Developing an awareness of relevant legislation, including...


Child protection for all: an introduction and refresher (Half Day)

Start date: 15/06/2020 09:30

...a child is in danger. Key Learning: Developing an awareness of relevant legislation, including GIRFEC, Named Person and CYP Act, and define the role of the child protection agencies Understanding the nature and classification of abuse Exploring...



Children in Scotland to manage National Third Sector GIRFEC project

... Children in Scotland to manage National Third Sector GIRFEC project Children in Scotland is due to take on management of the National Third Sector Getting it Right for Every Child Project. The project, a unique Public Social Partnership,...


How can we best support implementation of the GIRFEC approach and National Practice Model?

... How can we best support implementation of the GIRFEC approach and National Practice Model? 17 Dec 2018 Children in Scotland Associate Bill Alexander on why we need to improve collaboration to improve outcomes for children. I’m...


25 Calls response: Where is the ‘transformative change’ we need to prevent harm? Thirteen years on from GIRFEC, we’re still focused on crisis rather than prevention

... Where is the ‘transformative change’ we need to prevent harm? Thirteen years on from GIRFEC, we’re still focused on crisis rather than prevention 5 Jun 2019 Responding to Call 4 of our 25 Calls campaign, Mary Glasgow says that for all...


Evidence Bank resource shares the voices and views of children and young people

...to supportive discussions with the Corra Foundation and funding from the National Third Sector GIRFEC Project, it is now an online resource that practitioners and researchers across Scotland and beyond can use. The site houses an ever-growing...


Out now: New wellbeing resource for teachers and practitioners

School isn't the be-all and end-all of a fair education

...and their partners have worked so hard to integrate Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) into everyday practice, to create a “team around the child” and use the language of care, support and learning. Could these new...


The rights of children and families must be at the heart of housing policy

...Learning and Childcare expansion Policing 2026 strategy Mental Health Strategy 2017-2027 GIRFEC UNCRC Incorporation Click here to read the full consultation response     Share this ...


New project aims to empower the Third Sector

...to empower the Third Sector 2 Jun 2020 Building on the success of the National Third Sector GIRFEC Project, Children in Scotland continues its commitment to supporting third sector organisations to become equal partners in Children and...



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National Third Sector GIRFEC Project
post

... National Third Sector GIRFEC Project The National Third Sector GIRFEC (NTSG) Project is transitioning into a new phase on 2 June 2020 and is now known as 'Supporting the Third Sector'. Click here to access the new project page. The National...


NTSG: policies
post

...these aims focus on creating and maintaining a local environment that facilitates effective GIRFEC practice for individual children and young people. The Children's Services Plan describes how public bodies and their partners will work...


NTSG: project background
post

... Project background The National Third Sector GIRFEC (Getting it Right for Every Child) Project was launched in early 2013 by the then Minister for Children and Young People, Aileen Campbell. Its ambition was that the third sector should be an...


Wellbeing Bingo Game
post

...be downloaded for free: Full Wellbeing Bingo Game Instructions Facilitators’ Guide Please e-mail GIRFEC@childreninscotland.org.uk if you would like to acquire hard copies.   Share this National...


Children’s Services Promising Planning Examples
post

...services are ongoing. Jointly with Malcolm Sayers of Cambium Advocacy, the National Third Sector GIRFEC Project have produced the Promising Planning document to support and encourage the effective collaboration of the third sector and all...


Issues papers
post

...on the learning and on wider themes which the project has engaged with, the National Third Sector GIRFEC Project has produced a number of papers on topics that are relevant to the children’s sector. These papers aim to inform third sector...


NTSG: engagement with children and young people
post

...& young people on a diverse range of subjects Find out more National Third Sector GIRFEC Project Find out more more about the project and its aims Click here Share this ...


Call 4: To end abuse and neglect, live what we know: it’s everyone’s job to make sure children are alright
post

...associated social problems and child maltreatment. With Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) we have a framework that has the potential to deliver exactly the kind of holistic support that is needed. It is an optimistic...


Call 6: Rights, wellbeing and love of learning must be at the heart of education if Scotland is truly to be the 'best place to grow up'
post

...is fundamental to learning. Combined with delivering Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC), embedding wellbeing in all policies and practice linked to Scottish education must be prioritised. Children in Scotland’s direct work...


NTSG: resources
post

...also developed two Wellbeing Resources to encourage discussions and support the implementation of GIRFEC throughout local organisations and agencies. Click here to access the Introduction to Wellbeing Click here to access the Wellbeing Bingo...


Suffering in silence
post
News: Education Recovery plan is a missed opportunity, say teaching unions
post

...and next steps   Related content Q&A with Liz Fitspatrick: A radical approach to GIRFEC data gathering powered by the voices of pupils  Sept 29, 2021 World's first LGBT-inclusive education resource launched Sept 24, 2021 New Bill...

Attainment childcare Education health and wellbeing

Q&A with Liz Fitzpatrick
post

... Magazine / Q&A with Liz Fitzpatrick: A radical approach to GIRFEC data gathering powered by the voices of pupils Posted 29 Sept, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond GIRFEC Wellbeing A new digital reporting system has been...

GIRFEC Wellbeing

Legislation to support siblings in care must be supported in practice
post

...the best place in the world to grow up, it has put in place the Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) policy. One of the core principles of the approach is the adoption of child-focused practices. This means ensuring the child or young person...

advocacy care experience Legislation

Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland event summary
post

...ALLIANCE The ALLIANCE held a workshop on Realising Children’s Rights by learning through GIRFEC. Access the resources Fife Young Carers Fife Young Carers led a workshop exploring how to engage Young Carers at...


NTSG: upcoming training
post

...Centre) Share this National Third Sector GIRFEC Project Find out more more about the project and its aims Click...


NTSG: TSI reference group biographies
post

...with the statutory sector. From July 2019, she is also on secondment to the Scottish Government GIRFEC team as the Third Sector Advisor. Lucy Gordon Lucy.Gordon@cvoea.co.uk Third Sector Coordinator CVOEA (Third Sector Interface in East...


"We want Scotland to become the world's first child-friendly country"
post

...such as the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 and Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC), Scotland’s national approach to improving the wellbeing of children and young people, are crucial to achieving this. For Unicef our...

Magazine rights UNCRC Unicef

NTSG: our network
post

...to Children’s Services Planning. To discuss how the NTSG may be able to help, please e-mail GIRFEC@childreninscotland.org.uk   Share this Meet the TSI reference group Find out more about...