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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-06906: Monica Lennon (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 6 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the recommendation in the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health report, State of Child Health, that it should develop a “child health in all policies” approach to decision-making to ensure that all public and economic policy is scrutinised in relation to its potential impact on child health.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 24 February 2017

The Scottish Government works across policy areas to raise the profile of child health and to ensure proper account of the needs of children and young people is represented in relevant developing policies.

Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) is a national approach in Scotland to improving outcomes and supporting the wellbeing of our children and young people by offering the right help at the right time from the right people. Wellbeing is at the heart of the Getting it right for every child approach to improving services for children and young people.

GIRFEC puts the rights and wellbeing of children and young people at the heart of the services that support them – such as early years services, schools and the NHS.