Family Group Conferencing with Children and Young People

Advocacy Approaches, Variations and Impacts

  • Darrell Fox

About this book


Family Group Conferences are seen as a progressive and influential form of practice in child welfare across the globe. This book examines and identifies variations in independent advocacy provision offered to young people and their families in relation to undertaking a FGC, and discusses how these can impact the outcomes both positively and negatively for young people involved. 

Using critical discourse analysis and an original theoretical framework, the outcomes of advocacy provision are examined from participants’ perspectives prior to, during, and after the FGC process has been completed. The analysis develops themes that are discussed comprehensively and recommendations are made for the enhancement of advocacy provision generally, and, for young people involved in FGC specifically. 


social work youth justice community work mental health risk rights policy welfare family law restorative justice children young people advocacy

Authors and affiliations

  • Darrell Fox
    • 1
  1. 1.University of the Fraser ValleyAbbotsford, BCCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-71491-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-71492-9
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