Future network meetings for 2017
1. 11th April 12.00 to 4.00
Camden Social Services Offices, 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG
Seminar: Whose meeting is it? How should we balance the needs of families and referrers in FGCs?
For this meeting we will be joined by a group of social workers and by family members from Camden FGC service to consider the following questions:
• How do we ensure the FGC doesn’t simply become a vehicle for furthering the local authority agenda rather than genuinely empowering the family?
• Given that implementation science tells us that stakeholder buy in is critical to ensure genuine system change - How does the attitude of those making referrals to FGCs and the prevailing culture of the agency implementing FGCs influence their use in practice?
2. 15th June 12.00 to 4.00
Seminar: Caroline Lynch, Principal Legal Adviser, Family Rights Group
'The legal context to FGC practice’
3. 7th September 12.00 to 4.00
Joint Network event hosted by FRG and Salford University
Further details to follow
4. 13th December 12.00 to 4.00
Seminar: ‘Adapting FGCs to meet varying needs – A flexible approach or a threat to model integrity?’ Edinburgh’s use of rapid response family meetings - Gillian Christian Edinburgh FGC service
Mary Mitchell will present her PhD work University of Edinburgh concerning ‘FGCs and longer term outcomes for children and families.’
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