Family Group Conferencing Referrals

You can refer a family and child to Family Group Conferencing if you:

  • have child protection concerns
  • are considering a child protection plan
  • are starting care proceedings (in line with the Public Law outline).

You can also refer if a child is:

  • at risk of entering care
  • living in care - local authority, foster care, or kinship care - and you’re thinking about long term solutions planning or the child returning home.

We develop strong working relationships with everyone involved in providing support and care to the child and their family. We help ensure that all issues and all potential solutions are fully considered at the Family Group Conference.

Family Group Conferencing relies on working with other partners. We work closely with local community groups and Local Authorities to find, identify and engage families. 

How to get help from NSPCC services

Sometimes you may be referred to one of our services by someone who already helps you, like a midwife, social worker, teacher or children's centre worker. You can join some of our services yourself, simply by contacting us to see if a place is available.

If you think a service that is available in your area might help you and your family, get in touch to find out more.

Help and advice for professionals

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Our free service for people who work with children can help you find the latest policy, practice, research and news on child protection and related subjects.

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