Adaptive family group conferencing practice: Keeping families at the heart of decision making during COVID-19

Mary Mitchell, Sara Ali

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Families have the right to be involved in decisions which affect them. This is even more essential at a time when it is difficult to physically see family members involved in social work services. Family Group Conferencing [1] (FGC) provides a positive example for inclusion and rights based practices. This article uses a case example to highlight the positive and adaptive work being provided by an FGC service in Scotland. We highlight the need to be responsive in emergency situations but also to be mindful of FGC principles to ensure the transformational change experienced from the process. We explore the potential of FGC to empower families and communities during this time alongside its potential to realise the rights of families to engage indecision making.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jul 2020

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