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Join our Family Group Conferences webinar – Thursday 1st October 10am

To register for this webinar click here.


Family led decision making can be difficult to enact but over the past few decades Family Group Conferences (FGCs) have proved an effective way to do this by facilitating a joint process with families and professionals to develop workable plans for vulnerable individuals.

While FGCs are widely used across many local authorities, the COVID-19 pandemic has raised a number of questions about how to best deliver these in the new world.

To help you respond to these challenges, we will be hosting a panel discussion, sharing the latest innovations and learning from FGCs to help inform the development of the model in your local authority, both now and in the long term.

David Fairhurst from Mutual Ventures will be discussing the most pressing topics in FGC today with leading thinkers from the sector:

  • Kathy Nuza (FGC Lead, Bi-Borough Local Authorities)
  • Tim Fisher (Service Manager for FGC and Restorative Practice, London Borough of Camden)
  • Professor Peter Marsh, (Emeritus Professor of Child & Family Welfare, University of Sheffield)

In this interactive, panel discussion they will share:

  • The current developments and trends in FGCs for children’s services including how these have been affected by COVID-19.
  • How FGCs have also developed within adult social care and mental health, plus the outcomes and challenges this has presented
  • How services can and should respond to FGC decision-making and what changes are needed to make this work well
  • What future areas for investigation and research will help support further development of the FGC model

If you want to find out about the latest developments in FGC and what you should be thinking about in light of COVID-19, you won’t want to miss this event.


To register for this webinar click here.