Child planning

Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) aims to support and promote children and young people’s wellbeing by making sure they have access to the right support when they need it.

This child planning folder provides practitioners in Edinburgh with the necessary templates, guidance and tools to help put the GIRFEC approach into practice, in line with Edinburgh’s Additional Support for Learning Pathways to Support.

National resources and tools on the Scottish Government website

If your school, nursery or establishment needs information or support with GIRFEC please contact your link educational psychologist or contact Psychological Services on

0131 469 2800
[email protected]

GIRFEC templates

GIRFEC templates (PDFs) support staged assessment and planning for enhancing the wellbeing of any child or young person if they or their family want or need help.

For information on how and when to complete this paperwork refer to the guidance documents.

Guidance documents

Guidance documents (PDFs) informs practitioners on the GIRFEC approach and how to complete Edinburgh’s GIRFEC paperwork to support the wellbeing needs of children and young people.

Involving children and young people

GIRFEC is child centred. It ensures that the child or young person – and their family – is at the centre of decision making and the support available to them.

These documents for involving children, young people and families (PDFs) ensure that practitioners have the tools to inform, involve and engage with children, young people and their families.

Examples of completed GIRFEC paperwork

Download examples of completed GIRFEC paperwork (PDFs).