Family Group Conference in Sri Lanka: A Manual for Trainers and Practitioners

Nayomi Kannangara

This manual, produced by Save the Children in Sri Lanka, provides guidance on Family Group Conferencing (FGC), which was introduced to the governmental childcare structure in Sri Lanka's Southern Providnce between 2006-2008. The key objectives of this training manual are to provide a basic understanding of the Family Group Conference (FGCs) model and its background; introduce a more culturally relevant and practical version of the overall FGC process that suits the context in Sri Lanka; enable child protection practitioners to effectively facilitate FGCs and develop relevant practical skills; support trainings and awareness-raising activities related to FGC; and provide some of the key forms and supporting documents recommended for the practice of FGC.