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Restorative Conference Service

What do we offer?

Supporting you to resolve conflict and find a better way forward.

Ethos: Acknowledging the past  ..Moving people into the present…Focusing on the future

A Restorative Conference is a process that brings people together and allows them to discuss difficulties in their relationships that are impacting upon them and their children.  The focus is on the future and reaching agreements that support healthier relationships by making a plan for change.  

A Restorative Conference is a voluntary process and families must consent to the referral. Children and young people can be involved in the Restorative Conference where appropriate, although often with support from an advocate.
 
The Restorative Conference Process:

STEP 1 - Meet with your coordinator to prepare for your meeting. Discuss what’s happened, who has been affected by this and what needs to happen now?

STEP 2 – Restorative Conference meeting. Brings everyone together to share their views, resolve issues and make a Plan for Change. 

STEP 3 – A review will be offered to check on the progress of the plan.

Why choose us?

Our team of skilled and experienced FGC Coordinators are trained in restorative practice and conflict resolution to deliver Restorative Conferences. We will work flexibly to meet the needs of families and professionals to ensure the meeting runs at a date and time suitable for all.

What is provided free?

The following aspects of the meeting are free:
• A children’s advocate to support the child or young person throughout the process.
• A family friendly venue for the meeting
• Refreshments
• Materials – invites, family plans

What is chargeable

All other aspects of the service are chargeable.

How the service can be provided/length of agreement

This service will be supplied on an ad hoc/on demand basis; please contact us to discuss your needs or for any queries.

 

Contact Point

Lisa McNally, Family Group Conference and New Beginnings Manager
Telephone: 01793 465111
Email:     FGCservice@swindon.gov.uk

 

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