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Family Group Conferences – Understanding the Evidence Base & Best Practice

Children’s Services colleagues joined our online Evidence in Practice, to collectively understand the best practice to support young people affected by violence.

Listen to experts on Family Group Conferencing as a form of intervention for young people and their families.

Guest speakers included:

Sophie Wood, Research Associate at Cardiff University

Sophie talked about the Family Voice project she led on which produced a UK-wide survey of Family Group Conference provision.

Read: Survey of FGC services in the UK

Cathy Ashley OBE, CEO at Family Rights Group

Cathy talked to us about the role Family Rights Group plays in Family Group Conferences in the UK – including providing training and consultancy to local authorities; running an accreditation scheme for family group conference services; and leading the Family Group Conference and Lifelong Links Network

Jo Flanagan, Senior Local Development Adviser at Foundations

Jo talked about the large-scale impact study Foundations funded on Family Group Conferences at pre proceedings stage, and the impact the project had on children and their families. You can learn more here.

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Virtual Learning Café: Family Group Conferences