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AHDS Conference November 2014; GIRFEC Workshop

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AHDS Annual Conference November 2014 'Teaching Scotland's Future: What you need to know and do.' GIRFEC Workshop by Lynn Townsend, Scottish Government.

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AHDS Conference November 2014; GIRFEC Workshop

  1. 1. getting it right for e  ery child Children & Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 Briefing on GIRFEC Provisions Lynn Townsend Education /Implementation Lead Scottish Government GIRFEC Team www.scotland.gov.uk/gettingitright
  2. 2. getting it right for e  ery child Outline of Presentation • GIRFEC policy • Duties in the C&YP Act • Development of guidance • Support for implementation – progress and issues
  3. 3. getting it right for e  ery child www.scotland.gov.uk/gettingitright
  4. 4. getting it right for e  ery child Five Key Implementation Priorities • Identifying a Named Person for every child and young person in the universal services. • Identifying protocols and governance for Lead Professional. • Supporting partnerships to take a proportionate approach to managing all concerns and risks. • Redesign business processes to secure a single planning process for all children and young people supporting a single plan. • Ensuring the use of the National Practice Model to assess needs and risks. Children and families at the centre www.scotland.gov.uk/gettingitright
  5. 5. getting it right for e  ery child Children & Young People (Scotland) Act - GIRFEC • GIRFEC policy unchanged – on-going refining and updating • Legislation – only aspects of the policy – Named Person – Child’s Plan – Wellbeing • Why legislate? – Increase pace of change – Improve consistency across Scotland www.scotland.gov.uk/gettingitright
  6. 6. getting it right for e  ery child Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 • Introduced April 2013 • Passed February 2014 • Royal Assent March 2014 • Commencement: – Early education and child care hours - summer 2014 – GIRFEC duties – planning for August 2016 www.scotland.gov.uk/gettingitright
  7. 7. getting it right for e  ery child GIRFEC Duties in the Act: Part 18. General Section 96. assessment of wellbeing • Wellbeing defined – 8 indicators – Safe – Healthy – Achieving – Nurtured – Active – Respected – Responsible – Included www.scotland.gov.uk/gettingitright
  8. 8. getting it right for e  ery child GIRFEC Duties in the Act: Part 4. Named Person • Named Person for every child Arrangements 0-5 / 5-18 Information on arrangements Support for the Named Person – Schedule 2 Relevant Authorities Information Sharing Key duties on local authority / health boards/ independent schools / Scottish Prison Service Other public bodies will have duty to cooperate and support www.scotland.gov.uk/gettingitright
  9. 9. getting it right for e  ery child GIRFEC Duties in the Act: Part 5. Child’s Plan Requirement to draw up a plan – ‘targeted intervention’ Content of the plan – Minimum Data Set Preparation of the plan Responsibility to prepare Responsibility to manage – Lead Professional Assistance with the plan – Schedule 3 Listed Authorities www.scotland.gov.uk/gettingitright
  10. 10. getting it right for e  ery child Guidance Timeline • March 2014 - Outline Guidance issued • July – Nov – engagement and informal consultation • Dec - Jan – review and preparation for formal consultation • Jan – April 2015 – formal consultation • Summer 2015 – publication of statutory guidance • Commencement August 2016 www.scotland.gov.uk/gettingitright
  11. 11. getting it right for e  ery child Implementation Issues • Inconsistent and variable implementation – Within CPPs – health/LA /others moving at different pace • Systems change – not a smooth process – managing the old alongside the new – multi agency agreement • Embedding culture and practice change – long term - leadership, persistence, good quality training and support • Level of awareness and involvement – strategic/operational – parents and children • Sharing the learning – improving but patchy www.scotland.gov.uk/gettingitright
  12. 12. getting it right for e  ery child Support for Implementation • National Implementation Support Group (NISG)  overview of progress  learning events  materials • National GIRFEC Team development of statutory guidance / other guidance links to CPPs / national / professional groups ‘bespoke’ materials www.scotland.gov.uk/gettingitright
  13. 13. getting it right for e  ery child How can we help? • What are the key barriers and what would help?  nationally  locally • What are the key questions to be answered? the Act the guidance implementation www.scotland.gov.uk/gettingitright
  14. 14. getting it right for e  ery child Keep up to date • Sign up for our e Newsletter • Follow us on twitter - @girfec • Check out resources on the website www.scotland.gov.uk/gettingitright www.wellbeingforyoungscots.org/ Contact the team : 0131 - 244 - 7168 www.scotland.gov.uk/gettingitright

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