Evaluating family group conferences with adults: Practice Tool (2017)
This practice tool aims to support practitioners and managers who are already running a family group conference (FGC) service for adults, and those who are considering developing a service.
It provides an overview of:
- the current evidence base regarding FGCs with adults
- the complexities of measuring the impact of FGCs on outcomes for adults and their families
- practical ideas to support the evaluation of the process and outcomes of a FGC service for adults.
What is a family group conference?
- A family group conference is a way of working collaboratively with adults and their network of family, friends and supporters. It involves a formal meeting, which aims to support the adult and their network to make decisions which best support the needs and wishes of the individual.
- It is facilitated by an independent coordinator, who is not part of the professional network.
- The FGC aims to facilitate families/networks working together to design solutions to specific problems, and to make decisions and plans which best meet the needs of the individual.
PQS:KSS - Assuring good social work practice and development | Promoting and supporting critical analysis and decision-making | The role of social workers | Person-centred practice | Effective assessment and outcome based support planning | Direct work with individuals and families
CQC - Safe | Well-led
PCF - Professionalism | Values and ethics | Knowledge | Critical reflection and analysis | Intervention and skills
RCOT - Service users | Communication