Who can attend a Family Group Conference

Who can attend a Family Group Conference

Before the family group conference is held, the facilitator will spend time with you and your family and explore who else needs to attend the conference. This could include members of the extended family and kin, a support person or a community elder. You may also want to invite agencies that have been working with you. If people live overseas or interstate, we will work with you to support their participation in the process. Children and young people may attend the family group conference. This will depend on their age, maturity and what needs to be discussed. They can also write down their thoughts and someone else attending the conference can read this out for them. Children and young people may wish to attend for part of the meeting and we help families to decide how this will look on the day. One Future facilitators understand it feels overwhelming and worrying to be asked to attend a family group conference and talk about personal information. One Future facilitators ensure that you understand what information will be shared, and explain why it needs to be talked about. We can work with you to decide how you want this information shared, and who with. We always remain child-focused and will only share things that are needed to ensure the safety and well-being of your child(ren).


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