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Safeguarding adults : mediation and family group conferences Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

Contributor(s): Social Care Institure for Excellence (SCIE).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), 2012Description: Online resource.Subject(s): ELDER ABUSE | FAMILY GROUP CONFERENCES | INTERVENTION | SOCIAL SERVICES | SUPPORT SERVICES | UNITED KINGDOMOnline resources: Click here to access online Summary: Mediation and family group conferences are two methods used to try to empower people to work out solutions to their own problems. Mediation is usually a series of facilitated meetings where people agree to discuss areas of difficulty or dispute. Family group conferences (FGCs) have historically been used to work with children and families where there is a risk of care proceedings. There is increasing evidence that they can be helpful in adult safeguarding. A trained mediator or FGC coordinator can support the at-risk person and their family or wider support network to reach an agreement about why the harm occurred, what needs to be done to repair the harm and what needs to be put into place to prevent it from happening again. These approaches offer people a way to take control of their situation and resolve issues within the family unit – often in the context of strained relationships – in a safe and controlled environment. (From the website). Record #5804
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Mediation and family group conferences are two methods used to try to empower people to work out solutions to their own problems. Mediation is usually a series of facilitated meetings where people agree to discuss areas of difficulty or dispute. Family group conferences (FGCs) have historically been used to work with children and families where there is a risk of care proceedings. There is increasing evidence that they can be helpful in adult safeguarding.

A trained mediator or FGC coordinator can support the at-risk person and their family or wider support network to reach an agreement about why the harm occurred, what needs to be done to repair the harm and what needs to be put into place to prevent it from happening again. These approaches offer people a way to take control of their situation and resolve issues within the family unit – often in the context of strained relationships – in a safe and controlled environment. (From the website). Record #5804