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Four day virtual family group conference training for new co-ordinators

Published: 19th January 2021

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Four day virtual family group conference training for new co-ordinators

A virtual course for those with some knowledge of family group conferences and child welfare processes, who wish to increase their understanding and develop the necessary skills to coordinate a family group conference for a child.

Usually carried out in a classroom based setting over three days, this training course is currently being offered as an online training course during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Course objectives

  • To understand the value basis of FGCs;
  • To understand the legal and policy framework within which FGCs operate;
  • To develop a working knowledge of FGCs, including understanding the skills in preparing for the FGC, managing the meeting and the process that follows;
  • To develop the skills to coordinate a child welfare family group conference;
  • To recognise the complexities of family led decision-making and learn skills in managing these complexities and conflicts in families;
  • To understand the role of other professionals in the meeting;
  • To understand the issues involved in supporting children’s participation in the FGC process;
  • To inform participants of the wider accreditation framework;
  • To be familiar with research findings in relation to FGCs and to be signposted for further information;
  • To enable participants to be aware of sources of support including the FGC Network;
  • To consider and plan for working during the pandemic, including in a virtual environment.

Upcoming course dates

Each course will be run over four days between 10.00 and 14.30 each day. The total cost is £450.

Please use the form below to book your place

  • 29th-30th April and 6th-7th May 2021 – FULLY BOOKED
  • 23rd-24th June and 30th June-1st July 2021
  • 22nd-23rd and 29th-30th September 2021
  • 24th-25th November and 1st-2nd December 2021

Cancellation Policy:

If you have to cancel your place for any reason, no charge will be made for notification of 8 days or more. For cancellation within 8 days or on the day of the course, the full cost will be charged. Family Rights Group reserves the right to cancel the course at any time. If we cancel a course, we will give you the choice of registering for a future course or receiving a refund.

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