All families run into problems from time to time but sometimes a little extra help is needed and this is when a Family Group Conference can help. You know your family best so by bringing together your extended family, friends and other connected people you can be supported to make your own important decisions and plans for your future. A family plan might be required where there are solutions needed for situations where a child is at risk.
Examples of likely areas are:
Care proceedings, safeguarding, contact arrangements, young carers, youth offending, education, domestic abuse. divorce and separation
Children and young people are normally involved in their own FGC and contribute to creating the family plan although this is often with support from an advocate.
A family plan might be required when there are vulnerable adults and you are worried about the care of an elderly relative, domestic abuse, physical or mental disability, or supporting someone through a new diagnosis