FGC’s are used, within the social care framework, to provide care plans and safe placements for children on the brink of court proceedings. FGC’s require substantial financial input and their effectiveness can be hampered by a range of factors including variable practices and a lack of child voice in the process.
Daybreak, in collaboration with Southwark and Wiltshire children’s services, offered an FGC to all families issued with a Public Law Outline letter. Through the use of FGC’s we aimed to ensure the voice of children was fully integrated in to decision making.
Please contact the local authority for further detail
Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education
London Borough of Southwark, Wiltshire Council