Our experienced volunteers are trained and supported to work effectively within the Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) approach.

We also work towards GIRFEC by supporting parents to cope with adversity and build resilience. We help them improve their children’s wellbeing. 

We measure that change using the SHANARRI indicators:

Safe – Developing warm, consistent parenting in a safe environment
Healthy – Understanding their child’s physical and mental health needs and the services available
Achieving – Making learning fun, understanding child development and supporting children to reach full potential
Nurtured – Providing warm and caring family relationships that promote positive attachments
Active – Creating or providing appropriate opportunities for play and recreation with their children
Respected – Listening to their children and responding appropriately
Responsible – Involving their children in roles within the home
Included – Expanding their children’s social networks and utilising community services

Home-Start has a robust monitoring and evaluation system. This lets us show a child’s journey of change using the SHANARRI indicators. 

Every child in Scotland has a named person and Home-Start is committed to working in partnership with them.