This is a Scottish Government programme that aims to improve outcomes for all children and young people in Scotland.  It applies to all services working with children – social work, health, education, police, housing and voluntary organisations. The aim of this programme is to encourage everyone to work together.  One of the benefits of GIRFEC is that professionals work together to plan the support for the child (the Child’s Plan) and hold joint meetings (the Child’s Planning Meeting or Young Person’s Planning Meeting).  Under GIRFEC, one professional is identified to be responsible for your child’s wellbeing (the Named Person).