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Getting Our Priorities right - Consultation Analysis, 17/12/12 [S]

The Scottish Government has published  an analysis of responses to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on the refreshed “Getting Our Priorities Right” (GOPR) guidance for practitioners working with children and families affected by substance misuse.

The Scottish Government originally issued the “Getting Our Priorities Right” guidance in 2003. It was produced as part of a package of support to help improve the lives of children affected by substance misuse.

Over the past decade, the landscape in which practitioners work to support children and families affected by substance misuse has changed considerably. There have been a number of policy developments which strongly emphasise the need for early intervention, joined up working and a ‘whole family’ approach to working with children. Importantly, the policy framework “Getting it Right for Every Child” (GIRFEC) now sets out Scotland’s aims for children and young people as successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.

As the “Getting Our Priorities Right” practice guidance requires to be up to date with the policy, legal and practical context in which practitioners operate, officials and practitioners have been working to update the guidance since 2011. The consultation on the refreshed guidance ran from July to September 2012.

For full details see Getting Our Priorities right - Consultation Analysis which is available from the Scottish Government website.

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Getting Our Priorities right - Consultation Analysis