Daybreak’s learning programmes are increasingly regarded as the benchmark for excellence. We’re an accredited Learning Centre and have experience of delivering training across the UK, in mainland Europe and in Asia.
We offer a range of competitively priced options: ‘open enrolment’ courses; standard courses delivered in-house; and bespoke courses designed to meet your organisation’s specific needs.
Our trainers are highly qualified and they work in a way that encourages reflection and learning. They’ve all had extensive personal experience of managing the FGC process and coordinating meetings with diverse beneficiary groups. You’ll find them supportive and generous, eager not only to help you improve your clients’ lives, but also enrich your own work.
We recognise that you will have specific learning needs. You may want to gain a basic understanding of FGCs. Perhaps you’re keen to acquire coordinator skills. Maybe you’re a manager wanting to take your work to a new level. We have standard courses to meet these needs, but are always ready to discuss other requirements.
Our standard courses and workshops are listed below. The learning can be applied to cases involving child welfare and protection, vulnerable adults, family and domestic violence, elder abuse and other issues. If you're interested in an open enrolment course, please see our course schedule. Or to discuss how we can bring our training to you, please contact our Head Office.
An introduction to FGCs (half day) for those interested in learning about the role of the FGC coordinator, the thinking behind the FGC model and an overview of the process.
An introduction to FGCs (one day) for those wanting a deeper foundation. You’ll learn more about the role of the FGC coordinator, the thinking behind the FGC model and the process. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in practical exercises to bring the FGC experience to life.
FGC coordinator training programme (three days) for potential and practising coordinators. This course covers practical, theoretical and philosophical angles, and includes individually-tailored tutorials. You’ll learn about:
- the role of FGCs and their benefits
- the theoretical values, principles, processes and cultural sensitivities behind FGCs
- the practical tasks needed to set up a meeting
- their practical application with regard to real time issues and unexpected events.
When taken in conjunction with five further one-day modules—covering child safeguarding, working with vulnerable adults, domestic violence, participation and diversity—this programme leads to full coordinator accreditation.
Refresher course (one day) for coordinators who have previously completed the three-day training and would benefit from revisiting the process.
Workshop on referrals and service delivery (half day) for FGC referrers and service providers. This course will help them better understand their roles and maximise best outcomes for all involved.
Workshop on referrals and service delivery (full day) for FGC referrers and service providers. This course will help them better understand their roles and maximise outcomes for all involved. Practical exercises will also help them gain a greater appreciation of the FGC process.
Workshop on the use of FGCs in domestic violence (two hours) for agency representatives to learn about and discuss the use of FGCs to address violence in the home.
Using FGCs in cases of domestic or family violence (one day) for FGC project managers and coordinators who would like to expand their provision to include domestic and family violence issues. Developed from the pioneering work of the Daybreak Dove project.
FGCs for vulnerable adults (one day) for FGC project managers and coordinators who would like to expand their provision to vulnerable adults. Developed from the experience of Daybreak’s ground-breaking programme working with this client group.