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Family Group Conferencing Coordinator Training

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Course Overview

Focus area Child safety and wellbeing
Length 3 full days
Who is it for? Anyone with an interest in child safety
Key Outcomes • Gain knowledge of restorative practice principles (specialised focus on child protection sector work)

• Be eligible to be considered for a NFCG coordinator role

Course Description

Learn how to facilitate Family Group Conferencing for families where concerns have been raised for the wellbeing and safety of a child or young person. This training teaches coordinators a strengths-based and inclusive approach, assisting families to develop an agreement on how to provide safe, permanent and stable care arrangements for their child or young person.

The Ngartuitya Family Group Conference Service allocates a coordinator to each referred family. Their coordinators focus on empowering families and community members to identify strategies to keep their own children and young people safe within family and kin. Ngartuitya is from the Kaurna language and means ‘for the Children’. Kaurna people are the traditional owners of the Adelaide Plains region.

This three-day professional development course is a requirement be considered for casual work opportunities as a coordinator through this state-wide service. There are no other essential requirements for the role as a coordinator, besides your commitment to provide a family led decision-making process about how they will come together to ensure their child’s safety and promote wellbeing.

The training is facilitated by Sarah Decrea, Manager Family Led Decision Making at Relationships Australia South Australia together with Paul Nixon, as guest presenter, bringing his experience in providing family group conferencing to child protection services from both New Zealand and England.

For more information about Family Group Conferencing please visit the service page.


Enrolment Information

Dates April 20, 2021, April 21, 2021, April 22, 2021, June 7, 2021, June 8, 2021, June 9, 2021, October 20, 2021, October 21, 2021, October 22, 2021
Time 9.30am - 4.30pm
Venue

20 - 22 APRIL 2021
The Institute
49a Orsmond Street, Hindmarsh

7 - 9 JUNE 2021
Relationships Australia
Ground Floor, 8 Butler Street, Port Adelaide

20 - 22 October 2021
The Institute
49a Orsmond Street, Hindmarsh

Cost $500

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