Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC)

At Stow we want our children to be fully supported as they grow and develop to be:

Healthy – experiencing the highest standards of physical and mental health, and supported to make healthy, safe choices.

Achieving – receiving support and guidance in their learning – boosting their skills, confidence and self-esteem.

Nurtured – having a nurturing and stimulating place to live and grow

Active – offered opportunities to take part in a wide range of activities – helping them to build a fulfilling and happy future.

Respected – to be given a voice and involved in the decisions that affect their well-being.

Responsible – taking an active role within their schools and communities.

Included – receiving help and guidance to overcome social, educational, physical and economic inequalities; accepted
as full members of the communities in which they live and learn

And above all, to be safe… protected from abuse, neglect or harm.


Children’s Care Plans reflect the central importance of these aims. Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC):

All staff are trained in child protection procedures and have a duty to report any child protection issues they encounter.