Intended strike action on 26-28 September has been suspended.
All schools and early learning centres will be open from Tuesday 26 September 2023.
A family meeting bringing together extended family when there are child welfare concerns.
The meeting is child centred, led by the family and supported by professionals. It supports the family to develop a plan to protect and support the child or children.
FGC is voluntary and can be offered to children young people and their families who want to engage to resolve their differences.
There is a clear structure and process, bringing the extended family together to focus on a specific outcome or action and work out how they move forward to resolve.
FGC is available in our service for children, young people and their families.
FGCs can be offered to a family on more than one occasion and there is no restriction on the status or type of case, whether it be classified as voluntary or statutory order, child protection or other children looked after.
We have a small team of staff who support and facilitate the process. They work with the family and the social worker or support worker is involved in the process.
“I would highly recommend. I witnessed the positive impact that it had on the family. They could be heard laughing and joking and there was a real sense of family. It helped to establish new routes of communication”.
“Over the moon to finally have the opportunity to have contact with xxx and xxx, everything is going really well and delighted to be having contact xxx and with daughters again”.
“This is what the family have always wanted and we are delighted to have the opportunity”.
“My relationship with my own daughter has improved and I am now able to offer her more support. My grandchildren now visit me and I feel it has given me the opportunity to bond with them.”.
Page last updated:
02 Sep 2020