Scottish Government research has shown that a failure to effectively intervene to address the complex needs of an individual in early childhood can have significant impacts later in life. Within Aberdeenshire outcomes for children compare well at a national level, however, partners are working together to ensure that all children in Aberdeenshire have the best start in life.
The Early Years Strategy Group is the lead partnership responsible for the delivery of this priority in Aberdeenshire, working to deliver the 3 year Strategic Action Plan. The plan’s aim is based on the Getting It Right For Every Child indicators and the Curriculum for Excellence four capacities.
- Chair: John Harding, Aberdeenshire Council
- Lead Officer: James Martin, Aberdeenshire Council
The Early Years Collaborative, Early Years Forums and local Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) groups sit underneath the Early Years Strategy Group, to deliver the actions included within the SOA.
More information on the Early Years Collaborative in Aberdeenshire can be found at: https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/eps/early-years/
More information on GIRFEC in Aberdeenshire, including information for practitioners, young people, parents and carers can be found at: www.girfec-aberdeenshire.org