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Getting It Right For Every Child Practice Model

When assessment, planning and action are needed, practitioners can draw on the Getting It Right For Every Child practice model which combines knowledge, theory and good practice. The tools in the model can be used in a single or multi-agency context. The model:

  • Can be used by practitioners in all agencies who are working with children, young people and their families to facilitate a pathway to getting help that is appropriate, proportionate and timely.
  • Provides a framework for agencies to structure and analyse information in a consistent way that can be used to understand a child or young person’s needs, the strengths and pressures on them, and consider what support they might need.
  • Defines needs and risks as two sides of the same coin.

It promotes the participation of children, young people and their families in gathering information and making decisions as central to assessing, planning and taking action. The components of the practice model have been designed to ensure that information about children and young people is recorded in a consistent way by all agencies. This should help in providing a shared understanding of a child or young person’s needs and identifying concerns that may need to be addressed.