Orkney Islands Council
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Getting it Right for Orkney's Children and Young People

Getting it Right for Every Child is a national initiative. The impetus driving it is the ongoing need to recognise and develop good practice that protects and supports children and young people by altering practitioners to their wider needs and how these can be met. Where each practitioner is vigilant and communicating with colleagues across disciplines, it is less likely that unmet needs will endure and be compounded.

'Getting it Right for Orkney's Children and Young People' describes the approach taken locally which aims to give all children and young people the best start and sustained support throughout their childhood. The overarching concept is a common appraoch across all agencies, that supports the delivery of appropriate, proportionate and timely help to all children and young people as they need it. This is expressed as:

"..the right help, at the right time, in the right way"

Getting it Right is a mindset, not a set of forms or particular meetings. It is about providing and supporting what works with children and their families.

Please refer to the Related Downloads section of this page for further information on 'Getting it Right for Orkney's Children and Young People - Guidance for Professionals in Orkney'. The Request for Involvement form can also be viewed in the Related Downloads section.

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