Initially developed out of Maori community traditions of resolving family problems in New Zealand, FGC's work well in a wide variety of cultural contexts.
An FGC is a model for decision-making about children which involves the wider family network, in partnership with, and supported by, statutory agencies. The conferences are convened by an independent co-ordinator, who arranges a meeting of extended family and professionals in order to consider concerns and make plans to resolve the child's problems and meet his or her needs. The process is flexibly applied to each family's situation.
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