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Family Rights Group is a leading authority on family group conferences and has been at the forefront of developing and promoting high standards of practice.
We have run the quality assurance accreditation programme for family group conference services since 2013. All family group conference services are welcome to apply to become accredited. Accreditation lasts for three years.
The accreditation framework consists of seven quality standards which have been developed to assist families as well as professionals to understand what a family group conference is and what to expect if involved in one. They identify the basic requirements expected from those delivering the service.
These standards should be integrated into the work of the family group conference service and not simply become a bureaucratic process. A service that is successfully accredited is making a clear pledge as to how it will operate and to which it can be held accountable.
The standards draw on current practice and learning in the UK and internationally. It is adherence to these minimum expectations that the accreditation framework is intended to measure. The quality standards can be downloaded in full here.
The accreditation framework sets out the minimum requirements for a family group conference service in order to:
- give clear guidance as to how services should operate;
- provide a straightforward means against which a service can be measured; and
provide a degree of external scrutiny of practice.
If you manage a family group conference service and are interested in becoming accredited or having your service reaccredited, please contact us at email@example.com to schedule an initial consultation before you begin compiling your portfolio. Our knowledgeable team of practice advisers and our practice lead are available to provide support and to help ensure that you have all the relevant information needed to make your submission successful.
Please do not submit a hard copy or paper version of your accreditation portfolio. All accreditation submisssions must be made electronically via a secure online platform that meets your organisation’s GDPR requirements.
|Size of service||Non Family Group Conference & Lifelong Links Network members||Family Group Conference & Lifelong Links Network members|
|Small (under 40 FGCs a year)||£850||£550|
|Medium (40 – 99 FGCs a year)||£1050||£700|
|Large (99 plus FGCs a year)||£1300||£875|