Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) and SHANARRI Wellbeing in Practice

“Probably the most useful GIRFEC training I have attended!!”

“We really enjoyed the training and have been reflecting with staff this week on the many things they want to develop and push forward with. We found the training very good and just what we wanted. It covered lots of things that are relevant to us.”

Wellbeing and the associated SHANARRI (Safe, Healthy, Achieving, Nurtured, Respected, Responsible, Included) indicators are central to the Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) approach- they are also key to evidencing the positive impact and outcomes on children and families using out of school care services.

The Care Inspectorate expect services to be able to demonstrate how they ensure children’s wellbeing is met.

Aims of the training session:

By the end of the session participants will have a clear understanding of what wellbeing is and how they can achieve better outcomes for the children in their care using reflexive practice based upon the SHANARRI wellbeing indicators, and how to evidence this.

Course descriptor:

This training session will look at how to successfully implement the SHANARRI wellbeing indicators within daily out of school care practice, and how to evidence this, including the creation of children’s personal development plans, as well as service quality improvement and development plans. We shall look at each wellbeing indicator and what this means in terms of developing good practice, how this relates to the UNCRC and also signpost to additional resources.

Practical Information:

The session lasts 2 - 2.5 hours and is suitable for a maximum of 20 participants. The training can be delivered to an individual service or a group comprised of various services.

Please note that SOSCN cannot organise venues or take bookings - this must be done locally by the organisation purchasing the training.

Cost: From £250

Please note that there may be an additional travel charge depending on the distance required to travel- this will vary according to location.

Maximum number of participants: 20

Length of session: 2 hours - 2.5 hours

How to book

For further information and to book, please contact

last updated: 29/11/2023