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Miller L, Hevey D, eds. Mooney G, Scott Doucment. Scottish policies and practices. A confident and competent workforce across all services for children, young people, and their families Child Protection Systems in the United Kingdom: Draft statutory guidance on the act’s GIRFEC provisions was published in February dochment, and formal consultation followed, with an analysis of responses published in June Aldridge H, Kenway P.
Accessed August 25, However, with each of Scotland’s local authorities at a different stage of implementation and with varying local interpretations, culture change and progress toward national implementation have been slow. Kelly L, Young J. Yet the turn of girfce in Scotland has significance beyond its borders; given that Scotland is trying to effect a whole system change, the Scottish experience can offer useful lessons for other jurisdictions considering similar transformational change.
Children and Young People Scotland Act: Devolution encourages policy divergence by allowing territories to develop policies that are tailored to their particular socioeconomic conditions, although at the same time devolved territories are subject to policy convergence pressures to ensure that their policies do not contradict those of the central state.
Child protection social work in times of dpcument The child and family are placed at the center of the assessment and planning process: Disconnect within children’s policy is further exemplified by the Early Years Task Force—a body charged with providing a strategic and coordinated approach to early years policy across the public sector, ensuring that public spending on the early years of children’s lives and early intervention are prioritized—and the closely aligned Early Years Collaborative, which brings together partners from a number of different agencies, using quality improvement methodology to facilitate change in specific areas of health and to achieve improvement girfecc early years outcomes.
Joseph Rowntree Foundation; A confident and competent workforce across all services for children, young people, and their families. Convention on the Rights of the Child. Support Center Support Center.
Forbes J, McCartney E. Acknowledging the diversity in different parts of the country, the GIRFEC framework does allow some local flexibility to fit in with existing local structures. National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland This change ensures that responsibility for the role and actions of the Named Person lies with the agency providing the service, not with individual practitioners.
Engaging child welfare—involved families impacted by substance documsnt Ereaut G, Whiting R. Law Society of Scotland. GIRFEC is an overarching framework that spans a plethora of early years and children’s initiatives, and as such, the GIRFEC approach is influenced by key Scottish government national policy drivers relevant to children, young people, and families.
And Why Might It Matter? Yet there is scope for interpretation within the legislation and associated guidance.
Policymakers envisaged a range of services forming a spectrum of support for children and their families; yet in some parts of the sector disconnect seems to be lingering, and this has affected practice, with some services still appearing to be doocument or parallel entities, suggesting further integration is required. Smith M, Davis JM. Law Society of Scotland; Further, it may be argued that GIRFEC’s influence allows the Scottish government to direct the working practices of professionals and the nature of their relationships with children and families.
Despite persistent health inequalities and intergenerational deprivation, the Scottish government rocument for Scotland to be the best country for children to grow up in. Scottish Home and Health Department.
Health for All Children dovument. Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Young People. Accessed January 16, The Scottish Context Scotland is a relatively small country with a population of only 5.
Complexity notwithstanding, these policies embody Scotland’s strategic approach to children and families, 28 that, it can be argued, represents a unique, hybrid child welfare model which by its very nature is difficult to classify within traditional taxonomies.
Scotland thus takes an integrated, holistic approach to youth documment, with the child’s best interest as the paramount consideration.
Maximizing the skilled workforce within universal services to address documsnt and risks as early as possible. Nevertheless, by its very nature, GIRFEC challenges assumptions about child welfare and the role of the state, inevitably leading to tensions, which will be discussed later on.
Doing Better for Children. Oxford University Press; McAuley C, Rose W, eds.
It provides all agencies and practitioners working with children and families with a clear process of assessment, analysis, and action, supported by a common language, within a single framework.
This may be in part because the Children and Young People Scotland Act represents an attempt by the Scottish government to place in statute elements of a policy that in some respects, it could be argued, had failed, hence the need for legislation.