Reflecting upon My Experiences of Being Involved in a Family Group Conference in 2020

Kirsten Wildbore, Deanna Edwards, Kate Parkinson

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This reflective piece will focus on my experience of being involved in a virtual Family Group Conference (FGC) in 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic. The identifying features of the family have been changed to protect their identity but the focus of the FGC, the process of the meeting and my experience of it have not been changed, nor have the benefits of the FGC for the family.

My co-authors will first explain what the FGC model involves, providing some context to my reflections. They will then present research and evidence on FGCs, that relate to my experience of the FGC process and the benefits for the young person, Reece, and his family. I will then reflect on my experience of being involved in this virtual FGC and compare this to my other experiences of being involved with children’s social services.

I will end by using my experience to make some suggestions about what I think would work better for children and families involved with social services.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1816-1823
Number of pages8
JournalBritish Journal of Social Work
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2023

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