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Our advice service

We provide advice to parents, grandparents, relatives, friends and kinship carers who are involved with children’s services in England or need their help. We can help you understand processes and options when social workers or courts are making decisions about your child’s welfare.

Our advice service is free, independent and confidential.

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By phone or email

To speak to an adviser, please call our free and confidential advice line 0808 801 0366 (Monday to Friday 9.30am to 3pm, excluding Bank Holidays). For Textphone dial 18001 followed by the advice line number. Or you can ask us a question via email using our advice enquiry form.

Discuss on our forums

Our online advice forums are an anonymous space where parents and kinship carers (also known as family and friends carers) can get legal and practical advice, build a support network and learn from other people’s experiences.

Advice on our website

Our get help and advice section describes the processes that you and your family are likely to go through, so that you know what to expect. Our webchat service can help you find the information and advice on our website which will help you understand the law and your rights.

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Family Group Conference Coordinator – Daybreak

Daybreak Family Group Conferences – Putting people at the heart of decision making.

Job Title: Family Group Conference Coordinators (Multiple Positions)
Fee: £539 accredited, £519 non – accredited per FGC meeting. Plus expenses
Hours: Flexible
Location: Working from home and a willingness to travel
Contract Type: Independent & Self Employed
Closing date: Friday 7th July 2023

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children and families? Then join the Daybreak Family Group Conference team as an Independent Coordinator!

Our Core Aims:

  • Harness the power of families and communities to solve problems.
  • Empower people to proactively engage in decisions that affect them.
  • Champion the voice of children, young people, and adults who might otherwise remain unheard.

Daybreak is a charity with well-established Family Group Conference programmes in a variety of local authorities.

We are seeking to recruit motivated and experienced FGC Coordinators in the following areas:

  • Portsmouth
  • Reading
  • Bromley
  • Hackney
  • Wiltshire
  • Dorset

If you believe you have the skills and the passion to join one of the leading voluntary sector providers of FGCs then please download the recruitment pack or contact us at if you have any questions.

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