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What does GIRFEC mean?

GIRFEC in your area

Find out more about GIRFEC in your local area.

Wellbeing for young Scots

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Inclusion and being included means children and young people having the opportunity, and being encouraged, to play an active part in the communities in which they live and learn.

Such as:

  • being listened to and views being taken seriously

  • living in stable accommodation suited to family size and needs

  • living in a well-maintained, safe and secure home environment

  • living safely within their own community

  • being accepted and valued by parents/friends and peers/school/community

  • being included in a positive peer group

  • establishing meaningful and supportive friendships

  • being included meaningfully in their class/year group

  • having good social networks

It also means getting help and guidance to overcome any inequalities to ensure that every child or young person can take up the opportunities available to them.