Care and Protection Family Group Conference

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From: Leah

Dear Child Youth and Family,

Please outline and explain:

a)What is the methodology used to evaluate care and protection Family Group Conferences.

b)Who determines the 'absolute' success or failure of a family group conference - the child, parent, or Family Group Conference coordinator/state?

c)What warrants a 'successful' or 'unsuccessful' outcome for a care and protection Family Group Conference?

Thank you

Yours faithfully,


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Michelle left an annotation ()

Great questions

I read New Zealand's Gift to the World when I was going through FGC conferences.
It's very informative, on the process of the Fgc's. And what we as Mother/caregivers could expect.
My recommendations were not followed through.
My complaint went to the Chief Advisory Panel and Cyfs were given a chance to right the wrongs .
Did they .....?ummm
No they didn't , so it's to the ombudsman we go with the complaint.
Meanwhile still battling with the issue that the Fgc was held around. We're 4 years on from that Fgc that was a failure and the issue has grown into a even larger problem.
I could think of better ways to spend my time, than scrolling e mails compiling my complaint , but why should they get away with this behavior.
The kids suffer the whole family suffers ...
I don't think New Zealanders really know how the Full picture, and what some of these SW actually get up too with our kids. Good Luck you will need It

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