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Policy and Campaigns

Read about our family and friends campaigns, policy work and download our press releases

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Need help and advice

If your family is involved with children's services, or you need help from these services, our interactive web-pages will give you the information you need

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Commissioning our Services

We provide consultancy services including tailored training courses for the statutory and voluntary sectors

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Family Group Conferences

A family group conference is a process led by family members to plan and make decisions for a child who is at risk

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Telephone Advice Line

If you are a parent, family member or friend of a child, in England or Wales, who has social workers involved in your child’s life, or if you need extra support from Children’s Services, and would like to speak to an adviser, please call our free and confidential helpline.

0808 801 0366 

(Monday to Friday 9.30am to 3pm)


Discussion Boards

For advice from our advisers, or to get online support from other people in a similar position to you, visit the parents or family and friends carers forums.  To explore new research and to discuss ideas with practitioners and families, visit the FGC Network  or the Your Family, Your Voice Alliance Boards. If you are a domestic violence worker or social worker in London, visit our new research and practice  board.




We have answered the most commonly asked questions put to FRG advisers. Please follow the links to see a list of questions and answers, grouped together by subject.

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Advice Sheets

For more detailed information, please see our range of advice sheets on family support, child protection, looked after children, family and friends care, adoption or challenging decisions.

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Family Rights Group has produced films for families to help ‘demystify’ the child welfare system.

Go to the relevant films to view fictionalised cases which show what happens when a child protection conference is held and similarly when a family group conference takes place.

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Supporters Network

By joining the Family Rights Group  Supporters’ Network, you agree to make a donation, no matter how big or small, which will make a crucial contribution to our work. You can choose to make a single or regular online donation. There has never been a greater demand for our service, nor greater pressure on our limited resources. Every supporter and any size of donation will make a significant difference, but it is the regular and consistent payments that provide continuing help to families in need of support.

As a supporter, you will get a 10% discount on our publications, training courses and events, an invite to an annual stakeholders’ meeting, and receive a copy of our annual review.


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