WHAT IS WELLBEING?
The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 is about improving the wellbeing of children and young people in Scotland. The Act is wide ranging and includes key parts of the Getting it right for every child approach, commonly known as GIRFEC.
Wellbeing sits at the heart of the GIRFEC approach and reflects the need to tailor the support and help that children, young people and their parents are offered to support their wellbeing.
A child or young person’s wellbeing is influenced by everything around them and the different experiences and needs they have at different times in their lives.
SHANARRI WELLBEING INDICATORS
Wellbeing is broader than child protection and how we tend to think about welfare.
To help make sure everyone – children, young people, parents, and the services that support them – has a common understanding of what wellbeing means, we describe it in terms of eight indicators.
The eight wellbeing indicators are commonly referred to by their initial letters – SHANARRI: Safe, Healthy, Achieving, Nurtured, Active, Responsible, Respected, Included.
Staff and pupils at Sciennes recognise these wellbeing indicators and can use them to articulate a sense of wellbeing.