What's it about?

Getting It Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) is a long-term transformational change programme to improve outcomes for Scotland’s children and families. 

The aim of this course is to introduce practice guidance to enable childminders to adopt the child centred approach of GIRFEC. It provides an overview of the GIRFEC approach, looks at the National Practice Model and provides an overview of the child's plan.

This course aims to give childminders the support needed to:

  • Identify the Wellbeing Wheel.
  • Identify the roles of Named Person and the Lead Professional
  • Identify the childminders role and how to put this into practice. 

Key learning during this course includes understanding and explaining:

  1. The current legal requirements surrounding the GIRFEC approach and its primary purpose.
  2. The eight well-being Indicators and the four capacities.
  3. How the GIRFEC My World Triangle would be used in a childminding setting.
  4. The different factors that can affect a child’s wellbeing and development and how to record concerns highlighted whilst following the GIRFEC approach.
  5. How to respond to a concern which is highlighted during assessment of children and family needs.
  6. Your role and responsibilities in working with others in relation to the GIRFEC approach.

Course outcomes

When you have completed this course, your core knowledge and understanding will include:

  1. The transitions that children and young people may go through and the importance of understanding how families feel about needing intervention or specialist help for their child.
  2. How to encourage families to share information and the types of information that can be used to confirm the need for intervention for individual children.
  3. Why it is important that responsibilities for sharing information between practitioners and parents are clearly stated and understood by both parties.
  4. The type of specialist help that is available for families, including financial help.
  5. How to access specialist help and the appropriate channels for doing so.
  6. How to develop positive relationships with professionals and colleagues from other agencies.

Why should I attend?

By attending this course, you will learn how to:

  • Identify the Wellbeing Wheel.
  • Identify the roles of Named Person and the Lead Professional. 
  • Identify the childminders role and how to put this into practice. 

Who is it for?

This course is recommended following completion of SCMA’s Child Protection in a Childminding Setting course. 

e-Learning

This course is available as an e-Learning option. Booking by e-Learning allows you to complete the course at a time that suits you.

Interactive Learning

Our Interactive Learning opportunities provide a networking approach to learning to improve your knowledge and skills. The courses are organised at a venue near you.

On Demand

Our Learn with SCMA team can arrange any SCMA course to come to you - wherever you are in Scotland.  

Provided you know at least six SCMA members interested in a particular course, we can provide the training.  We can arrange for any of our Continuing Professional Learning courses to be organised for groups of 6-20 SCMA members at a date, time and place to suit you and your group.

If you would like to book On Demand Learning with SCMA then please give us a call on 01786 445377.