National Documents & Resources

A Guide to Getting it Right for Every Child (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)
This guide is in 2 main sections. The first section is about the foundations that underpin the Getting it right for every child approach. The second describes how practitioners can use the GIRFEC approach and in particular the National Practice Model to help bring about the changes across culture, systems and practice that will help children and young people achieve their full potential.

Child Protection Scotland (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)
If you have concerns about a child and would like to know who to speak to visit this Scottish Government website.

Getting Our Priorities Right 2013 (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

GIRFEC Wellbeing Definitions and Example Indicators
The attached are suggested for discussion as the type of issues that might be taken into account by practitioners when considering the wellbeing of a child or young person. They are not intended as an exhaustive or prescriptive checklist.

Guidance on Joint Investigative Interviewing of Child Witnesses in Scotland 2011 (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2014 (3.7MB)

What to do if you are worried about a child leaflet
Scottish Government leaflet with information on Child Protection issues