Daybreak is a voluntary organisation and registered charity that has developed expertise in the provision of Family Group Conferences and the provision of associated training and consultancy. We have been providing FGCs to a range of local authorities and other organisations for over ten 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.
Our training includes the following...
Volunteer Advocate Training
The next volunteer training dates will be posted here.
See under vacancies for more information relating to the role of volunteer advocate and an application form.
Generic Family Group Conference Training
Our Laser Learning Accredited Coordinator training:
This is a taught course, supported by experienced FGC managers and tutors, with a practical as well as a theoretical and philosophical context. Learning is supported on a group and individual basis, including face to face tutorials with a designated tutor. There is a range of evaluation methods, accessible to the practical as well as the academic learner. Participants will include potential and experienced coordinators.
The next 3-Day FGC Coordinator Training courses:
This is a skills based course which prepares participants to accept their first referral and facilitate the process.
If you are interested in any of the above dates please drop an email to email@example.com with your details and preferred dates.
An Initial Introduction to Family Group Conferences Workshop:
This can be either one day or one half-day and is appropriate for anyone who may be involved in the referral, management or participation in FGCs.
A Workshop for FGC Referrers and Service Providers:
This gives practitioners and the their managers knowledge about the process and confidence in having the necessary skills to undertake their role in this process and to understand the agency role in responsibilities.
Next 1-day training to be confirmed
Family Group Conferences for Adults
A one day workshop for agencies and professionals who are considering using FGCs to address issues concerning vulnerable adults, such as elder abuse. Register your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org to be kept informed of future training dates.
Domestic and Family Violence/Abuse
1. For Coordinators:
A one day workshop to enhance skills and knowledge of using FGCs to address
2. For Agency Representatives:
An introductory workshop for agency representatives considering using FGCs to
address domestic violence.
3. For Agency Representatives:
A half-day ‘basic awareness of domestic violence’ workshop and its impact on
4. For Agency Representatives:
A full day workshop – presenting similar material to the above, but with more time
for reflection, simulation exercises and discussion.
Daybreak also offers bespoke training and consultation fitted to your needs; this may involve...
- Initial consultation about the FGC process and local implementation of the model
- Advice on the development of FGC policy and procedures
- Consultation on the recruitment and training of coordinators
- Help with FGC practice guidelines
Our Trainers and Consultants
All of our trainers have direct experience of coordinating FGCs and managing the process for a number of years. They work in a context that encourages reflection and learning; and are all experienced as trainers in their field. Information about specific trainers is detailed on the individual training leaflets and on our website.
Please do contact us to discuss any of the above.
"If you are looking for high quality FGC training, Daybreak are definitely the people I would recommend”
Stuart Sillett, CEO, New Forest and Southampton Mediation