The Family Group Conference Network


The Family Group Conference Network was launched in May 1999 and is hosted by Family Rights Group. We aim to promote the development of family group conferences and the values they represent, and connect together all those with an interest in the approach.

Aims of the Family Group Conference Network are to:

  • agree and promote core principles and practice standards;
  • provide opportunities for members to share and learn from each other's experience;
  • undertake and disseminate research findings on family group conferences, including on their impact;
  • campaign for the widespread use of family group conferences to enable more families to have a greater say in making safe decisions about their children;
  • promote the use of family group conferences in different contexts including learning from good and innovative developments;
  • provide advice and support for agencies setting up and sustaining family group conference services;
  • provide access to high quality training and consultation; and
  • ensure that service users have an input into the future development of family group conference.

Services for Network members:

Family Group Conference network members message board

Recruiting to your family group conference service?

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Network national meetings

For a list of up to date meetings please visit our messsage board for FGC Network members.


Latest newsletter and contact details

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Interested in joining the Family Group Conference Network? What will you get from being a member?

  • 10% discount on all publications and selected training courses;
  • access to the online discussion board;
  • up to date information about family group conferences;
  • a tri-annual newsletter;
  • briefing papers;
  • attendance at meetings and free workshops for network members;
  • opportunities to network and share ideas with others working with or interested in family group conferences;
  • priority booking for events and training run by the network;
  • a chance to influence the development of family group conferences;
  • you will also be supporting the overall development of family group conferences.

SIGN UP HERE TO BECOME A MEMBER

Membership Types and Costs. Membership is subject to VAT at the standard rate.


Family Member: Free
If you a family member who has been involved in a family group conference, you are welcome to join our network for free. We value your input and attendance at our conferences and other events.


Self Employed Co-ordinators: £60 including VAT
If you are a self employed co-ordinator you can join our network for £50 per year. You can also join at this rate if you are an academic, or a professional, such as an independent social worker interested in referring families to an FGC.


Small Group Membership: £240 including VAT
This membership allows 5 individuals from the organisation to receive our material and all other membership benefits including access to discussion boards, discounts to conferences etc. This membership is for organisations who undertake or commission fewer than 40 family group conferences a year.


Medium Group Membership: £420 including VAT
This membership allows 10 individuals from the organisation to receive our material and all other membership benefits including access to discussion boards, discounts to conferences etc. This membership is for organisations who undertake or commission between 40 to 99 family group conferences a year.


Large Group Membership: £600 including VAT
This membership allows 20 individuals from any one organisation to receive our material and all other membership benefits, including access to our discussion boards, discounts to conferences etc. This membership is for organisations running or commissioning 99 or more family group conferences a year.


Unwaged: £12 including VAT
This membership covers students and the unemployed.

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