Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC), as the Scottish government website tell us, is 'the national approach in Scotland to improving outcomes and supporting the wellbeing of our children and young people by offering the right help at the right time from the right people. It supports them and their parent(s) to work in partnership with the services that can help them.' It was introduced in 2010, but its foundations lie in the much earlier Kilbrandon committee's realisation that children need help whether they offend or are offended against. This has been decribed as a 'distinctively Scottish approach' to the welfare of children and young people (for more on this, see chapter by Dumbleton and McPhail in Mooney and Scott).
Source: Mooney, G. and Scott, G. (2012) Social Justice and Social Policy in Scotland, Bristol: Policy Press.