Child Wellbeing Pathway
GIRFEC promotes a staged intervention approach across a continuum to consider the wellbeing needs of children. Within Fife, Children’s Services can use the Child Wellbeing Pathway as a means to begin multi-agency conversations and planning for individual children at the earliest stage.
The Pathway supports effective information exchange between agencies and collective assessment of needs, risks and strengths pertaining to a child together with collaborative decision-making and planning.
The Pathway specifically supports professionals to take account of the views of the child and family and may, as one potential outcome, lead to child protection processes being implemented. The approach is complemented by agreed single agency Risk Assessment Tools which are available to nominated Education and all Health staff.
For more detailed information on the Child Wellbeing Pathway guidance please click here to go to the Getting it Right website.
The Pathway guidance and supporting documents can be accessed at the links below.