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Family, culture and child inclusive practice

How Family Group Conferencing can equip organisations and their staff with a framework for better practice. 

Family Group Conferencing principles recognise the importance of family and culture in a child’s life and the importance of drawing on kinship networks if a child’s primary caregivers require additional help. The process acknowledges that it takes a village to raise a child and includes the rights of the child in decisions that affect them.
The input of schools, welfare agencies and others is valued but not central to the decision-making. In Family Group Conferencing, the family decides how best to keep a child safe or create lasting positive change.

Family Group Conferencing is an independently facilitated, family-led decision-making process where a Family Group Conference Facilitator assists authorities and families in communicating concerns about a child or children. Families, usually including the young people, then make decisions and plan to overcome the issues and concerns in a way that maintains a connection to family and culture.

Understand how to use Family Group Conferencing in your organisation or individual work with families today.  

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Eve Clare -Fgc

Eve Clare

Eve Clare is the Founder and Family Group Conference Facilitator from Many Hands. She has a strong knowledge of family work and has worked closely with child protection agencies to assist in building safe homes for children and their families. 

Eve is a NMAS Accredited Professional Mediator, Certified Family Group Conference Facilitator and Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.

Joanne Law

Joanne Law

Joanne is the Founder of Mediation Institute and co-founder of the not-for-profit Interact Support and Spreadable Ideas.

Joanne provides professional mediation and family dispute resolution services, including workplace mediation, family dispute resolution, transformative relationship mediation and various coaching and training services.

 

 

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