A Family Group Conference is a process led by family members to plan and make decisions for a child who is at risk. Children and young people are normally involved in their own family group conference, although often with support from an advocate.
The process empowers families and their networks to draw on their strengths
and resources to make a safe plan for their children.
Every family considering having a FGC is given an independent FGC coordinator who helps them discuss the concerns and prepare for their meeting.
The decisions made at a FGC are agreed upon by the local authority, as long as they are safe for any child/young person involved.