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ERCPC Getting it Right for Every Child

Getting it Right for Every Child is a consistent way for people to work with all children and young people.

ERCPC Getting it Right

The Getting it right for every child approach helps practitioners focus on what makes a positive difference for children and young people - and how they can act to deliver these improvements. Getting it right for every child is being threaded through all existing policy, practice, strategy and legislation affecting children, young people and their families.

What Getting it Right for Every Child means for:

Children, young people and their families

  • They will feel confident about the help they are getting.
  • They understand what is happening and why.
  • They have been listened to carefully and their wishes have been heard and understood.
  • They are appropriately involved in discussions and decisions that affect them.
  • They can rely on appropriate help being available as soon as possible.
  • They will have experienced a more streamlined and co-ordinated response from practitioners.


  • Putting the child or young person at the centre and developing a shared understanding within and across agencies.
  • Using common tools, language and processes, considering the child or young person as a whole, and promoting closer working where necessary with other practitioners.

Managers in children's and adult services

  • Providing leadership and strategic support to implement the changes in culture, systems and practice required within and across agencies to implement Getting it Right for Every Child.
  • Planning for the transition as staff in agencies move from the current working processes to the new child-centred processes.

For more information please visit the Scottish Government website:

 Wellbeing snail game

This board game encourages children to think about the kind of decisions they make every day, helping them choose positive examples of healthy and responsible behaviour. Download all the materials from the Scottish Government site:

On the Trail with the Well-Being Snail This link opens in a new browser window

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