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Open letter in response to What Works Centre's critique of Family Group Conferencing

Report sparks vigorous defence of model widely used across the UK when working with families and criticism of centre's research methodology...

A government-funded review into Family Group Conferencing suggested evidence for the effectiveness of such shared decision-making meetings is "weak".

The study, by the What Works for Children's Social Care centre, prompted an open letter from 44 academics, practitioners and family representatives.

You can read the full letter here