GIRFEC: A Multi-Agency Approach to Practice
This multi-disciplinary short course will help equip you to deliver effective children’s services in a unified approach, allowing you to respond in ways which will strengthen children, young people and their families’ capacity to care.
“Getting it Right for Every Child is the foundation for work with all children and young people, including adult services where parents are involved.” (Scottish Government, 2010)
The Getting It Right multi-disciplinary short course will help equip you to deliver effective children’s services in a unified approach, allowing you to respond in ways which will strengthen children, young people and their families’ capacity to care.
This short course will help equip you to identify, conceptualise and define the skills and attributes required of key professional roles and work within the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.
You are required to have the ability to study at degree level (minimum academic level SCQF Level 9).
- Demonstrate application of a critical knowledge and understanding of the constructs of children and young people’s wellbeing and childhood development.
- Display mastery of the 'Getting it Right for Every Child' (GIRFEC) approach to children's services including associated practice policy and legislation
- Interpret, critically analyse and prioritise children and young people’s needs and risks, taking responsibility in identifying appropriate measures to manage identified risks and unmet needs.
- Conceptualise, appraise, apply and evaluate the skills and attributes required of key professional roles.
Delivery and assessment
The module will be delivered using a blended learning approach, combining the use of e-learning with supportive workshops and discussion forums. Attendance at virtual teaching sessions is expected.
Dr Kathleen Clarke
This module supports the development of a wide range of skills including critical thinking and writing, advanced personal organisation, planning and evaluation skills, and advanced communication skills
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