A Family Group Conference is a decision making process which empowers families to make decisions regarding the care and protection of children, or those at risk of neglect or abuse. They give families the chance to get together to make the best plan possible for their children. It is an ‘opt in’ process for families and is facilitated by an Independent Co-ordinator.
A Family Group Conference will only go ahead if you agree to it, and if you change your mind you can cancel at any time. You can also decide when it happens, where it happens and who is invited.
The service is run by Torbay Council but is independent of the decision making safeguarding processes to maintain this independence. If you would like more information visit the Family Group Conferences page.