GIRFEC: A Multi-Agency Approach to Practice

Key facts

  • Module codeEYPP01
  • Start date 26 Sep 2022
  • Duration11 weeks
  • Credit value SCQF 20
  • SCQF level Level 11
  • Fees £825
  • Study mode Online, Part-time


Applications for academic year 2022/23 will open March 2022.

“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 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 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.

Entrance requirements

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 range of approaches including face-to-face and online activities which may include: live lectures, webinars and workshops; pre-recorded lectures, videos, podcasts; and other activities such as reading, quizzes, discussion boards.

Canvas (our virtual learning environment), Big Blue Button and Microsoft Teams and other tools may be used in the teaching of the module.


Part 1: Annotated bibliography of pertinent literature. This will be 2000 words - 50% weighting.
Part 2: Oral presentation of key findings from annotated bibliography and how they apply to practice - 50% weighting.

Module coordinator

Ms 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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