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1 getting it right for e ery child  Children & Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 GIRFEC Provisions Marion Gillooly, Lesley Clark Scottish Government GIRFEC Team 04 June 2014

2 getting it right for e ery child  Children & Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 –Children’s Rights – ministerial & public authority duties in relation to UNCRC –Children’s Commissioner - investigations –Children’s Services Planning – reporting on outcomes –Elements of GIRFEC –Early Learning & Childcare – 600 hours, eligibility, flexibility –Corporate Parenting – definition & responsibilities –Aftercare – advice, guidance & assistance up to age 26 –Continuing care – right to continuing care up to age 21 –Support for Kinship Care – orders & assistance –Adoption Register – statutory register –School Closure proposals – changes to Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010 –Children’s Hearings – changes to Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 –Other reforms – appeals re secure accommodation, children’s legal aid, free school lunches, licensing child performances

3 getting it right for e ery child  Children & Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 Passed by Scottish Parliament 19 February 2014 Received Royal Assent 27 March 2014 Commencement of first provisions expected to be August 2014 Part 4, Part 5, sections 95 & 96 expected to commence in August 2016 Duties on public bodies, not individuals

4 getting it right for e ery child  Children & Young People (Scotland) Act GIRFEC GIRFEC policy unchanged Legislation – only aspects of the policy –Named Person –Information Sharing –Child’s Plan –Wellbeing Why legislate? –Increase pace of change –Improve consistency across Scotland

5 getting it right for e ery child  The Named Person Service Promote, support or safeguard wellbeing: –advising, informing or supporting the child or parent –helping the child or parent to access a service or support –discussing or raising a matter about the child with a service provider or relevant authority

6 getting it right for e ery child  Requirement for a Child’s Plan Wellbeing need: –If a child’s wellbeing is being, or is at risk of being, adversely affected by any matter, they are defined as having a wellbeing need A Child’s Plan is required if: –The wellbeing need cannot be met or fully met without a targeted intervention Targeted intervention: –A service which is targeted at meeting the needs of children whose needs are not capable of being met, or met fully, by the services which are provided generally to children by the authority

7 getting it right for e ery child  The National Practice Model

8 getting it right for e ery child  Assistance in relation to a Child’s Plan A person specified must comply with any reasonable request to provide information, advice or assistance in relation to a Child’s Plan unless this would –be incompatible with any of the person’s duties –unduly prejudice the exercise of any of the person’s functions

9 getting it right for e ery child  Wellbeing Throughout the bill – reference to duty to promote, support and safeguard wellbeing S.95 Wellbeing under 1995 Act S.96 Assessment of wellbeing –Defines wellbeing in terms of SHANARRI –Provides a common, shared language to describe children’s needs

10 getting it right for e ery child  Contact Details Dr Marion Gillooly GIRFEC Team Scottish Government Area 2B-North, Victoria Quay Edinburgh EH6 6QQ Supt Lesley Clark GIRFEC Team Scottish Government Area 2B-North, Victoria Quay Edinburgh EH6 6QQ


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