Family Group Conferencing

Counselling Services SWNSW

Family Group

Who is this service for?

Family group conferencing aids in the family-led decision making process to develop a plan of support for a child or young person.

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Family group conferencing

A Family Group Conference (FGC) is a family led decision making meeting. It involves family members, their supports and professionals making decisions to develop a plan of support for a child or young person. A FGC is arranged and facilitated by an independent convenor.

Family members can include the children, parents, extended family and significant friends and neighbours of the family.

At the FGC, the family group have discussion in family time to develop their plan for the child or young person. The family plan is then resourced by the family members and professionals.

FGC can help families with:

  • Concerns around child and adolescent well-being
  • Family Relationship Issues
  • Student Engagement/student attendance

FGC has 5 Stages:

  1. Referral
  2. Preparation
  3. Information Sharing
  4. Private Time
  5. Review

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Fees, forms & how to apply

FEES: Fees on application

DELIVERY: Face to Face, Over the phone and online

REFERRAL: Self-referral, Referral from other services


HOW TO APPLY: For further information or to register your interest please contact Centacare South West NSW call 1300 619 379 or enquire online.

An initial intake appointment will be offered and your circumstances assessed to make sure you are placed in an appropriate program or with a specialist counsellor.

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