East Lothian Family Group Conference Service
CHILDREN 1ST has pioneered the development of family group conference services across Scotland.
The East Lothian Family Group Conference service works to bring together families where there are concerns about a child, to help them to help them participate in the decision making processes and find their own solutions to difficulties.
The process builds on the strengths of the wider family and is based on the belief that given resources, information and power, families will make safe decisions for their children.
The service works with children and young people aged 0 to 18 and their families and families can self-refer to the service or referrals can be made by other agencies.