Mediation aims to bring people together who are in dispute to sit down together with an independent and impartial third-party, the mediator, and make arrangements for their future quickly, cheaply and without having to go to court.
A FGC is a process led by family members to plan and make decisions for a child who is at risk. Children/young people and vulnerable adults are normally involved in their own FGC, although often with support from an advocate.
A talking therapy that involves a trained therapist listening to you and helping you find ways to deal with emotional issues. Sometimes the term "counselling" is used to refer to talking therapies in general, but counselling is also a type of therapy in its own right.
Positive parenting has become a bit of a buzz phrase recently. It’s not just a fad either – positive parenting can be a powerful approach. The idea is to focus on your child’s strengths rather than trying to correct their weaknesses. That’s why some people call it strength-based parenting.
Restorative processes bring those harmed by crime or conflict, and those responsible for the harm, into communication, enabling everyone affected by a particular incident to play a part in repairing the harm and finding a positive way forward.
Your Family Matters is a registered private and independent organisation that has developed expertise in the provision of FGC and the provision of associated training and consultancy. We have been providing FGCs to a range of local authorities and other organisations for over a number of years. Our Programmes address a wide range of issues including: child welfare and protection, adult welfare and protection, family and domestic violence and abuse and anti-social behaviour.