Getting It Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) Practice and Development Panel

Date: 12th February 2019
Category: General measures of implementation, Disability, Basic Health and Welfare


Last year Getting it Right for Every Child Practice Development Panel was established and tasked by ministers to develop a Code of Practice around information sharing, for children, families and people who support them. Together’s Director Juliet Harris is one of the panel members who will be responsible for producing a draft Code of Practice for information sharing, by consensus.

On 17 January the Panel’s Chair, Ian Welsh, shared a letter outlining the Panel’s thinking that it was difficult to produce a statutory and user-friendly Code. The Panel expressed the view that recent legal changes such as GDPR could provide necessary safeguards to support proportionate information sharing under GIRFEC.

The Panel members plan to engage with their networks about the decision before preparing a report for ministers. Correspondence about the recommendation , contact details and updates about the Panel’s work are available here.