WHAT HAPPENS AT THE FGC MEETING ITSELF?
The coordinator welcomes everyone and chairs the meeting.
The FGC meeting has 3 parts:
1. Information giving
The referrer says why Children’s Services (Social Services) is involved and what support may be available to help.
They will explain what future action Children’s’ Services may take if they continue to be concerned about the child(ren). When they have finished you have the chance to ask questions.
By the end of this you should be clear about why Children’s Services are involved and what you should consider in making your plan.
2. Private Time
This is your chance to meet as a family without the professionals or the FGC coordinator present, to discuss and put together your family plan. Refreshments may be served and you can take as many breaks as you need.
Presenting the plan
Once you have made a plan, you share it with the referrer. Your plan will be accepted as long as it keeps the child(ren) safe. (If significant resources are requested, these may have to be considered at a senior level.)
You and the referrer will decide how the plan will be monitored.
You will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire about how helpful you found the FGC.
The coordinator will send your plan to everyone who has taken part.
The referrer will work alongside you to help you and family put the plan into action.