Family Group Conferencing

Kalm SCS are bringing Adult Family Group Conferencing to Scotland for the first time. But what is it?

Family Group Conferencing (FGC) is a meeting of the extended family and friends to make decisions and plans for resolving problems around a child, young person or vulnerable adult.
This may involve, for instance, support for a lone parent, families struggling with alcohol or drug abuse, domestic violence, elder abuse, offending or potential offending behaviour of a young person, or problems with school attendance or behaviour.

The aim of the family group conference is to support families to find their own solutions to problems; the family members are the decision-makers rather than the professionals. The family is the primary group.