WHAT HAPPENS ONCE THE REFERRAL HAS BEEN MADE?
Your FGC coordinator meets first with the child(ren)’s parent or main carer to explain how it works and to help decide who needs to be at the FGC.
They then make contact with everyone who should attend to prepare them for the FGC. They will give everyone the questions the referrer would like you to think about when making your plan.
They will talk to everyone about a suitable time and date for the meeting, and make all the practical arrangements. The FGC is held in a ‘neutral’ venue (that is, not at the ‘Social Services’ office, and not at a family’s home) and refreshments may be provided.
Its important that Children’s views are tank into account at the fgc according to their age and understanding. Your FGC coordinator will talk to the child(ren)s parent - or the person looking after them - about who will be the best person to prepare and support them to contribute at the FGC.