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The GIRFEC toolkit

The GIRFEC toolkit

Following on from the success of the Getting It Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) GetLive! Project, Children in Scotland is in the process of developing a toolkit to support teachers and practitioners to share the messages of GIRFEC and wellbeing with children aged 3-12. This work is responding directly to what children and young people told Children in Scotland (CIS) about how they want to learn about wellbeing and how teachers, educators and other practitioners can help to support them with this. To ensure the toolkit is of a high standard CIS are carrying out scoping work with practitioners working directly with children and young people. CIS have already undertaken some detailed scoping exercises, however they want to ensure that they do not miss any excellent resources that are currently out there.

Children in Scotland would welcome your input and would be grateful if you could send them any wellbeing resources that you use or have developed. They would be grateful if you could send links to websites, worksheets or details of the resources that you use.

Please contact Jane Miller to find out more.

The Scottish Government has asked us to tell you it has been refreshing the GIRFEC materials available to practitioners and the public.  There is a GIRFEC Practitioner information pack which can help deal with queries from parents and young people is now available on this website.

The information pack includes;

  • A GIRFEC overview leaflet
  • Frequently asked questions leaflet
  • Named person leaflet
  • Child’s plan leaflet
  • Understanding wellbeing leaflet
  • Wellbeing wheel poster (A1 size)
  • GIRFEC poster

All of these materials are available to download and use in your particular area. 

The packs have been made available digitally in advance of hard copies being issued in the near future. For information the approximate weight of one pack will be 283g and each box will contain between 20-25 packs, meaning that a full box could weigh up to seven kilos or so.

Please contact GIRFEC if you would like to find out more about these resources.