GIRFEC into Practice

This course aims to raise your awareness of the Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) approach and its connection to United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in Scotland. It will help you to understand the National Practice model and raise your awareness of the Named Person and The Lead Professional. The purpose of the course is to show how you – as a childminder – can use GIRFEC and the National Practice Model resources to enhance your service. It will introduce you to the child-centred approach called ‘Getting it right for every child’ (GIRFEC), and we will identify your role as a childminder in GIRFEC and how you can best fulfil it. When you have completed the course, we hope to have given you sufficient knowledge to enable you to take a child-centred approach to your daily practice as a childminder.

The aims and objectives of this course are:

· Principles and Values

· Wellbeing Indicators

· National Practice Model

· Named Person

· Lead Professional and Information Sharing

· The Child’s Plan

We help childminders build on their Continuous Professional Learning. This includes interactive learning courses, e-Learning courses and access to webinars, network meetings, conferences and complimentary courses Taking part in these opportunities enables childminders to take responsibility for both their professional development and that of their childminding service – focusing on children, to help them achieve their full potential. We actively encourage childminders to take the opportunity to build on their knowledge, skills and professional growth throughout their career. SCMA is proud to be a SQA Approved Centre, which means that in addition to providing our own, bespoke learning opportunities, the Learn with SCMA team can also deliver SQA qualifications. The SQA qualification that we currently deliver is the Complete Childminding Learning Pathway - a Work Based Award, which is credit rated at Level 7 on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework (SCQF).

Provider Title:
Scottish Childminding Association

Contact Number:
01786 445377

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SCMA are commited to ensuring that on-going quality improvement is an integral part of our organisation. The Learn with SCMA team aims for continuous improvement in the quality of all aspects of its work as part of its determination to help Learners achieve the highest possible standards. Our Quality Assurance Policy is in place to ensure such continuous improvement through a process of self-evaluation and action planning. The Quality Assurance Policy and associated procedures involves all employees, Learners and collaborative partners such as the Care Inspectorate (CI), Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and Skills Development Scotland (SDS). The quality assurance policy is managed through the existing organisational structure. The quality assurance procedures are founded in a process of regular self-evaluation by teams and internal and external audits and observations, in addition to Learner feedback and local training needs.

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