Quotes on Family Group Conferences from official publications and Ministerial statements

This page sets out key official UK parliamentary reports, statutory guidance and Ministerial statements in which policy statements are made about family group conferences.  The links take you to the relevant sections of the reports and the important quotes.


1. House of Commons Justice Committee Fourth Report - Pre-legislative scrutiny of Children and Families Bill, 14 December 2012

1b. Evidence to the Justice Select Committee Pre-legislative scrutiny of Children and Families Bill

i. Oral evidence from Edward Timpson MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Children and families), 21 November 2012

ii. Written evidence from the Judges of the Family Division (CFB 55)

2. House of Lords Adoption Legislation - First Report Adoption: Pre-Legislative Scrutiny, 13 December 2012

2b. Evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on Adoption

i. Oral evidence from Edward Timpson MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Children and families), 4 December 2012

3. Government’s response to family justice review – A system with children and families at its heart, February 2012 (Ministry of Justice and Department for Education)

4. Family Justice Review Final Report, November 2011

5. House of Commons Justice Committee - Sixth Report Operation of the Family Courts, 28 June 2011

6. Working Together to Safeguard Children: A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, Department for Education (pre Department for Children, Schools and Families)

7. The Munro Review of Child Protection: Final Report A child-centred system, Professor Eileen Munro, May 2011

8. Care Matters: Time for Change, Department for Education and Skills, June 2007

9. Care Matters: Transforming the Lives of Children and Young People in Care, Department for Education and Skills, October 2006

SiteLock