In the October-December term parents and carers will receive an update on their child’s/children’s learning so far. You will also receive a copy of a Wellbeing Web which your child has filled out. The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act focusses on improving the wellbeing of children and young people in Scotland. The Act is wide ranging and includes key parts of the Getting it right for every child approach, commonly known as GIRFEC. The wellbeing webs, alongside daily check ins with class teachers, provide opportunities for our children to discuss how they feel about their wellbeing.
What is wellbeing?
To help make sure everyone – children, young people, parents, and the services that support them – has a common understanding of what wellbeing means, we describe it in terms of eight indicators.
Each child is unique and there is no set level of wellbeing that children should achieve. The wellbeing indicators help make it easier for everyone to be consistent in how they consider the quality of a child or young person’s life at a particular point in time. Families and people working with children and young people can use the wellbeing indicators to identify what help a child or young person needs in order to help them access the right support or advice. All services working with children and young people, and those who care for them, must play their part to promote, support and safeguard children and young people’s wellbeing.
Understanding Wellbeing (Getting It Right for Every Child, Scottish Government (2016)
Wellbeing sits at the heart of the Getting it right for every child ( GIRFEC ) approach and reflects the need to tailor the support and help that children, young people and their parents are offered to support their wellbeing. A child or young person’s wellbeing is influenced by everything around them and the different experiences and needs they have at different times in their lives.
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