Family group conference and mediation service

Family Group Conference (FGC)

Family Group Conference offers families the opportunity to meet in a safe and neutral environment to discuss, negotiate and agree a future focussed plan for their children and young people.


Mediation is also available to families in Gateshead.  Mediation offers parents, carers and young people  the opportunity to address their relationship difficulties and  reach an agreement on how they are going to move forward more positively.

If you feel your family may benefit from the chance to discuss worries and difficulties in this way you can phone 0191 433 2528 or 07717 498517 to enquire further.

The Family Group Conference and Mediation Service accepts referrals from professionals working with families, with children, across social care in Gateshead.  Professionals who are considering making a referral can also use the contact details above.

The Family Group Conference and Mediation Service does not offer an emergency response or crisis service for families. 

Safeguarding concerns should be forwarded to Referral and Assessment on 0191 4332528 or Emergency Duty Team (out of hours) 0191 4770844 - see Worried about a child in Gateshead?



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