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Parents / Carers

What does 'Getting It Right For Every Child' mean for me?

As a Parent or carer of a child you have a responsibility to ensure that your child is safe, healthy, active, nurtured, achieving, respected, responsible and included. To help you do this you already have access to Health professionals and those within Early Years Centres and Schools to advise and assist you. You may also have people within your community, such as friends, clubs etc that can also help you to meet the needs of your child.

The Getting It Right For Every Child approach

What Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) means for children, young people and their families in East Renfrewshire:

  • As a parent or carer you will feel confident about the help you are getting.
  • As a parent or carer understand what is happening and why.
  • As a parent or carer you will feel that you have been listened to carefully and your views have been heard and understood.
  • As a parent or carer you are involved in discussions and decisions that affect your child or young person.
  • As a parent or carer you can rely on appropriate help being available as soon as possible. It will help ensure that children and young people get the help they need when they need it.
  • As a parent or carer you will experience a more responsive, streamlined and co-ordinated response from East Renfrewshire HSCP.
  • Professionals will aim to builds solutions with and around children, young people and their families It will mean health, education and social work working better together to improve the life chances for children, young people and their families in East Renfrewshire.
  • East Renfrewshire HSCP is committed to ensuring that no matter where residents live or whatever their needs, children, young people and their families always know where they can find help, what support is available and whether that help is right for them.

 

Parents and Carers

In the Scottish Government's 'Guide to Getting it right for every child' (GIRFEC), it says that children, young people and their families will 'feel confident about the help they are getting', 'understand what is happening and why', feel they have been 'listened to carefully and their wishes have been heard and understood' and that they are 'appropriately involved in discussions and decisions that affect them'.

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