Information on the use of Family Group Conferences

S J Lines made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Achieving for Children

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Dear Achieving for Children,

I would like to make a request under the freedom of information act to obtain information regarding the use of family group conferences within your children’s services and would be grateful for the following information please:

• Are holding Family Group Conferences a standard part of your process?
• How many Family Group Conferences do you hold on average a month?
• What would you consider the success rate of the Family Group Conferences to be (with success being that the child is not placed in care etc.)?

I look forward to receiving your response in due course.

Yours faithfully,
S J Lines

AfC Freedom of Information and Subject Access Requests, Achieving for Children

Dear Ms/Mr Lines,
Thank you for contacting the Information Governance Team at Achieving for
Children, provider of Children's Services for the London Borough of
Richmond, the Royal Borough of Kingston and the Royal Borough of Windsor
and Maidenhead.

Your Freedom of Information request regarding the use of Family Group
Conferences was received on 11th March 2021. Please confirm which of the
three boroughs that you wish to receive responses in realtion to. Once you
have confirmed, we will endeavour to respond to your request within 20
working days of receipt in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

Yours sincerely,

Chantelle Elliott  
Information Governance Support 
Business Services and Transformation
  
Email: [1][Achieving for Children request email]
Achieving for Children
42 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BW
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Dear Chantelle,

Many thanks for your reply - I'm sorry that I forgot to specify. Could I request the information re Kingston upon Thames please.

Many thanks

S J Lines (Ms)

AfC Freedom of Information and Subject Access Requests, Achieving for Children

Dear Ms Lines,
Your Freedom of Information request has now been considered.
Your Request
Are holding Family Group Conferences a standard part of your process?
How many Family Group Conferences (across all of Kingston's Children's
Services) do you hold on average a month?
What would you consider the success rate of the Family Group Conferences
to be (with success being that the child is not placed in care etc.)?
Response 
1. Family Group Conference is a standard practice and expectation for
those children we are working with where we are entering into the
pre-proceedings (PLO) or the court arena.
2. 3.2 (June 2020 - February 2021)
3. Outcomes for these FGCs:

Child placed with alternative family member 1
Child remain living in the family 1
Family member presented for assessment as alternative carers 7
Family support to increase safety plan for children 14
Plan resolved issues between family members 5
Shared Care arrangements 1

All 29 FGCs had a positive outcome.

Yours sincerely,
Chantelle Elliott
Information Governance Support 
Business Services and Transformation
  
Email: [1][Achieving for Children request email]
Achieving for Children
42 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BW
[2]http://www.achievingforchildren.org.uk/
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