Family Group Conferencing (FGC) is an in-house service currently aligned to PfA (Preparation for Adulthood Service). A referral is required from an Adult Social Care worker. FGC is a voluntary service, so we also require consent from the citizen.
FGC is a way of working with a citizen to identify their support network and make a practical plan to address the citizens outcomes (whether identified by them or in response to an identified risk or need outlined by professionals). FGC empowers citizens to think about their collective strengths and resources to make personalised plans for the future.
The FGC co-ordinator will prepare everybody involved for a ‘conference day’ which is always split into x3 parts 1) information sharing 2) private family time 3) agreeing the plan.
FGC works so well because often, the citizen and their network can tell you how they can work together which means the plan is more likely to be relevant and succeed. People know their lives and their situations better than anyone else.
Please see this video for additional information- Family Group Conferencing - YouTube
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