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An Introduction to Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC)

Course Overview

This bite size course explains in some detail the Getting it Right For Every Child framework, which is the national approach in Scotland to supporting and working with children and young people. GIRFEC is relevant for everyone who works with children and young people as well as those who work with adults who look after children.

GIRFEC seeks to encourage changes in culture, systems and practice across services for children, promote a child centred approach and engender a common understanding and shared language across all agencies. This is with the aim of putting children and their families at the heart of the decision making process, giving all children and young people the best possible start in life.

This is an essential learning package for practitioners and other members of the children's workforce who wish to understand the philosophy behind this important new model of child protection and how to apply it in practice.

Course Details

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Introduction
  • Key Components
  • Integrated Chronologies
  • Named Person
  • Lead Professional
  • Integrated Assessment Framework
  • The Child's Plan
  • Summary & Further Information

Target Audience

This module is targeted primarily at practitioners and other members of the children's workforce, who wish to learn more about the Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) model.


With approximately 25 interactive screens, it is estimated that this module will take approximately 40 minutes to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.


On completion of this course you will be able to print a Virtual College certificate.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

What our customers have said

How Everything is explained
01/02/2017 JM
I liked that you can learn at your own pace
19/04/2016 PF
The fact you can go back and go over the training to help take the information in better
18/01/2016 AM
It was short and to the point. Easy to complete the course with breaks if you need it.
12/09/2015 JW
The choice between being able to turn the voice off and on. There have been other packages where that hasn't been the case and often I find the voice to be distracting. Also the notes at the side allowed me to follow exactly what was going on at my own pace.
25/02/2015 LC

Cost and Discounts

£15 + VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943-605976.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

Alternatively; if you have a specific question or concern why not contact us directly ?


This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 40 hours.

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