PAN GRAMPIAN GIRFEC & INTERGRATED ASSESSMENT MEETING
11 October 2007
Keith Resource Centre
Gordon Sinclair, Moray (Chair)
Averil Duncan, Grampian Police (Minute)
Wendy Jamieson, Moray
Liz Moore, Aberdeen City
Dave Humphrey, NESCPC
Angela McKinnon, NHSG
Trish Morgan, Aberdeenshire
1. Welcome and Introduction
Gordon welcomed Dave Humphrey to his first meeting as the representative
2. Previous Minute
Minutes of previous meeting dated 8 August 2007 agreed.
3. Matters Arising
Process Mapping Exercise
Wendy Jamieson advised that a process mapping day had been held and was
well represented however due to her recent absence this had not been taken
any further forward.
New Project Manager – Aberdeenshire
Liz Moore advised on behalf of Trish Morgan that the new manager had been
appointed, Christine Lambert who will be taking up post shortly.
National Practice Forum
Averil Duncan updated that she and Liz Moore attended the National Practice
Forum event held on 8 August 2007 at the Aberdeen Exhibition and
Conference Centre. In general this was an informative meeting, however
there was a poor representation of managers from across the agencies in
The main topics covered were the change in administration and the delay in a
decision being forthcoming around the Children's Services Bill. Future plans
for the new administration include supporting understanding between the
Single Plan and statutory plans and creating an Internal Programme Board to
support the GIRFEC agenda.
Also discussed was CP Messaging. Currently the Scottish Government are
involved in two 'early implementation sites' in North Ayrshire & Arran and the
Western Isles. Results are expected by Christmas 2007.
One issue arisen from CP Messaging which is being pursued currently is Data
Matching and Data Quality.
Marie Tulbure, from the then Scottish Executive advised that a national
evaluation of the Pathfinders was being undertaken and the target was for
December 2007. They were also promoting Learning Partners and supporting
developments across the country, by establishing learning networks. This is
seen as a priority.
She also advised that the Highland Pathfinder have undertaken an in depth
process mapping exercise which is currently being analyzed and it is hoped
they are close to publication of their findings.
ACPOS Framework for Screening & Response to Non Offence Based
Averil Duncan advised that she has circulated this document to members and
that Grampian Police are beginning the implementation of this process. This
requires to be closely monitored to ensure it fits with GIRFEC and that local
authorities are aware of the Framework and requirements placed upon each
4. Local Updates
Liz Moore updated that the Transformation Programme had caused an impact
on frequency of meetings, however in the interim significant progress has
been made on the electronic plan. It has been agreed for Openbox to
progress. The Core data set has been circulated. It is hoped that the
electronic plan will services the CSP, IAF or LAC plan.
A presentation is to be given on the electronic plan on Thursday 15 November
A process mapping exercise was also undertaken, however it did not get
beyond early years, due to no representation from Education at the meeting.
The exercise was pursued through a case study which seemed to work quite
Averil Duncan advised on behalf of Trish Morgan that a Learning Partner's
event has been arranged for 31 October 2007. It is hoped to share learning
outcomes from the Road Test with others across the Aberdeenshire area.
Wendy Jamieson advised that timescales were slipping in terms of the agreed
Action Plan. A training sub-group has been established and are progressing
well. It is expected that the LCN's and support officers will play a key part in
Wendy Jamieson advised that Education are considering buying someone in
to do preparatory work for the Single Plan, systems and processes.
Jeremy Akehurst and Wendy Jamieson now co-chair the GIRFEC group.
It is still the aim to implement the single plan by December 2007. With this in
mind it is hoped to undertake the development work within 3 months and
complete training within 6 months.
Discussion has also taken place about whether the roll out should take place
as one or two stages.
Averil Duncan updated that the Grampian Police were now in the process of
addressing how to implement the ACPOS Framework for Pre-screening &
Response to non offence based Referrals. This will ultimately have an impact
for local authorities and GIRFEC. The process used will likely be a key trigger
for the IAF in the future.
Grampian Police are having a Development Day on Thursday 15 November
2007 at which time is intended to plan the way forward.
5. GIRFEC Briefing Paper
Gordon Sinclair wished to draw to everyone's attention the circulation of the
latest GIRFEC Briefing Paper from the Scottish Government.
Liz Moore advised that Aberdeen City Council were looking at revising and re-
introducing the Consent and Confidentiality training in light of the reviewing of
the Pan Grampian Data Sharing Protocol by the Pan Grampian Data Sharing
Discussed and agreed that the role of the NESCPC should be inserted on the
Agenda for the next meeting, along with Data Sharing and Ecare.
TASK – Averil Duncan to invite Hamish Johnston along to the next
meeting. (Complete – Hamish Johnston attending)
7. DATE OF NEXT MEETING
10 am on Tuesday 4 December 2007 at Keith Resource Centre
(Averil Duncan to Chair, Wendy Jamieson to Minute)