Should wider family and friends be involved in an early help assessment?
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Wider family and friends are an important resource. An early help assessment should look at what family and friends can offer. Any support available could form part of the early help plan.
A family group conference can be a good way to find out how family and friends can help. A family group conference (FGC) is sometimes called a family group meeting. It is a family-led decision-making meeting.
It brings together the whole family and others who are important to the child. And at the family group conference, they make a plan for the child.
See our Family group conferences: advice for families page for further information.