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Family Group Conferences

This is a CPD accredited course.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion with a CPD accredited logo confirming the contribution towards their continued professional development.


This course will ensure that participants obtain the necessary skills to co-ordinate family group conferences. It will increase understanding and confidence.

Learning Objectives 

Participants will: 

  • Understand the value and principles which underpin Family Group Conferences 
  • Develop a working knowledge of FGCs, including understanding the skills in preparing for the FGC, managing the meeting and the process that follows;
  • Gain insight into the legal and policy framework within which FGC’s operate;
  • Understand the issues involved in supporting children’s participation in the FGC process.
  • Explore the needs of individual participants including crucially children in the process
  • Consider the complexities of family led decision-making and learn skills in managing these complexities and conflicts in families;
  • Experience the practical application of the above through skills practice
  • Apply relational and restorative processes in family group conferencing
  • Explore how to manage resistance and deal with the unexpected

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