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Family Group Conferences (FGC) Overview

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Nicola Kerr
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Target Audience
PCC Staff / Residential staff / Social Workers - Children / Social Workers - Adults
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Course Types
Course categories
Training for PCC Staff / Training for PCC Managers / Student Social Workers
Adult Social Care / Children's Social Care / Safeguarding / Safeguarding Adults / Safeguarding Children
Course description

Family Group Conference (FGC) offers all families that receive a pre-proceedings letter from their local authority an opportunity of a FGC meeting. Early independent evaluation found that this use of FGC increased by 15% the number of children safely staying within their family network and decreased by 21% the number of cases going forward in to proceedings.

During some of the most stressful periods of their lives, we have seen families come together in a Family Group Conference to make safe decisions for children at risk. The vast, majority took the opportunity and went on to make workable, safe and sustainable plans for their children

This 90 minute workshop will be led by Lis Gohrisch, Programme Manager for Daybreak Family Group Conferences.

Training objectives
Learning outcomes

• To determine the values, principles and structure of FGCs.
• To outline the referral process, what makes a good referral and time scales.
• To identify the referral criteria in Portsmouth.
• To understand the role of the referrer and other service providers within the FGC process.
• To understand the role of the coordinator within the FGC process.

Additional Information
Start Date
Monday 26 April 2021
End Date
Monday 26 April 2021
Closing Date
Friday 23 April 2021
09:30 - 11:00
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