South Lanarkshire Family Group Conference Service
Family life can lead to circumstances that leave a child’s future uncertain.
CHILDREN 1ST has pioneered the development of family group conference services across Scotland. The South Lanarkshire Family Group Conference service brings together families where there are concerns about a child, to help them 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 who can self-refer to the service or referrals can be made by other agencies.