Early Help Family Group Conference (FGC)

The Early Help Family Group Conference (FGC) Service provides independent FGC co-ordinators who work with families and professionals to bring them together in a decision making forum called a Family Group Conference (FGC).

The FGC ethos is around empowering children and their families. The emphasis is always on the child and their family and supporting them to make safe decisions.

FGCs focus on where support is within the young person's network and facilitating that network to make a positive contribution toward resolving the issues presented.

FGCs are held in Children's Centres or community venues. They can be held at a time convenient to the family e.g. evenings and Saturdays.

We are now also offering parental mediation for more information please see leaflet in downloads on the right. 

Who to contact

020 7527 8798 020 7527 8798 020 7527 4210 020 7527 4210


3, Elwood Street
N5 1EB

Time / date details

Opening times/date
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Sometimes Family Group Conferences are held in the evening or on Saturdays.

Other Details

Cost Details
No charge
Who is this service for?
Any child and their family who is willing to have an FGC and has been referred by an Islington Children's Social Care team, Early Help service or school. Age range is for children and young people aged 0-18 years
Can I refer myself?
Referral required
Referral Details

If you would like a FGC for your family please contact the Children’s Services Contact Team on 020 7527 7400 and ask if you can be referred on to the FGC Service. If you are a professional who would like to refer a family, please contact the FGC manager on 020 7527 8798 or nicky.pallis@islington.gov.uk for an initial discussion, or you can submit a completed referral form.

Additional Languages
Various languages and interpreters are available

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