No matter where they live or whatever their needs...
Children, young people and their families should always know where they can find help, what support might be available and whether that help is right for them.
Getting it Right for every child is a Scottish Government Policy that sets out what agencies and practitioners need to do to come together and work with children, young people and their carers/families.
Getting it right for every child is founded on ten core components which can be applied in any setting and in any circumstance.
What does ‘Getting it Right for every child’ mean for me?
As a practitioner, parent, or a child or young person, ‘Getting it Right for every child’ provides everyone with a common language to describe wellbeing. It provides values and principles that practitioners and agencies should work towards, common tools and guidance to help practitioners identify the best support for a child, as well as defining roles and processes to help everyone to identify and meet a child’s needs.
The Wellbeing indicators provide a common language to describe a child’s needs and identify needs. These are designed to encourage practitioners to think about a child holistically and not just focus on one area of their functioning.